Summary

This Chapin Hall Child and Family Policy Forum focused on the needs of youth experiencing homelessness, how service providers are addressing those needs, and the challenges associated with serving homeless youth. The panelists also discussed the federal programs that fund services for homeless youth and how those programs could be improved and augmented. Panelists included Amy Dworsky, senior researcher, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago; Paul W. Hamann, president and CEO, The Night Ministry; and Sherilyn Adams, executive director, Larkin Street Youth Services. The event was moderated by Bryan Samuels, executive director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.