Becoming a national model

Becoming a national model

By Jim Theofelis Executive Director, A Way Home Washington Washington state is in a unique position to be the first state to reach functional zero toward ending youth and young adult homelessness. In Washington we call this “Yes to Yes.” When young people say “Yes, I want safe housing and a path forward,” local communities[…]

2018 Legislative Session Has Started

2018 Legislative Session Has Started

January 8th was the start of the 2018 legislative session in Washington. A Way Home Washington (AWHWA) will be a strong leader and an advocate on youth and young adult homelessness in Olympia. We look forward to working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to pass landmark legislation and secure the necessary funding[…]

We have numbers: national estimates for youth homelessness in America

We have numbers: national estimates for youth homelessness in America

By Jim Theofelis, A Way Home Washington For years, youth homelessness advocacy has been held back by the lack of reliable data showing the true scope of the problem. Without actual numbers, it’s difficult to determine what we definitively need to solve youth homelessness – and it is solvable. This week, that changed. The University[…]

Congratulations to the 100-Day Challenge Teams! Changing Lives and Systems

Congratulations to the 100-Day Challenge Teams! Changing Lives and Systems

By Jim Theofelis, Executive Director This week, I had the honor of joining teams from Spokane, Pierce, and King counties to celebrate the conclusion of the 100-Day Challenges – a collaborative effort to connect youth and young adults with stable housing over a period of 100 days. We launched these Challenges in April because we[…]