1. Policy recommendations

Policy recommendations

This report describes the experiences of teen parents impacted by homelessness in Massachusetts. It reveals the trauma, abuse and neglect, family conflict, and in some cases, commercial sexual exploitation these youth experience. The report concludes with policy recommendations.
This report illustrates how Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) can provide long-term stability for young parents, but also describes the difficulty homeless young families often experience accessing TANF programs and meeting eligibility requirements. Policy and practice recommendations are provided. ...
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