September 6, 2016
An event hosted by statewide nonprofit organization Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) Sept. 20 will celebrate the achievements of homeless youth and highlight efforts to end youth homelessness in Texas. During the event, formerly homeless youth will share personal stories about their experiences and TNOYS will release its new report outlining the process for the groundbreaking Youth Count Texas! study.
Youth Count Texas! is the first ever count of homeless youth in Texas, intended to help the state better understand the needs of this vulnerable population and identify opportunities to help them. The study came about through the passage of House Bill 679, a bill authored by former legislator Sylvester Turner during the 84th Texas Regular Legislative Session. TNOYS was contracted by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to coordinate the process for the study, and the findings will be released this fall.
WHO: Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS)
WHERE: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
WHAT: Event on youth homelessness featuring release of process report and personal
stories from young adults who have faced homelessness and other challenges
WHEN: September 20, 2016, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
PHOTO OPPS: TNOYS staff announcing release of Youth Count Texas! process report, formerly homeless youth sharing personal stories
INTERVIEW OPPS: TNOYS Executive Director Christine Gendron, formerly homeless youth
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