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Growing Together to Serve Youth Successfully

An Interactive Training to Address Youth
Homelessness and Housing Instability

Ending youth homelessness by 2020 has been set as a national priority by HUD, but what will this require?

Advocates for Richmond Youth, Change the World RVA, and St. Joseph’s Villa are partnering to host a day-long training to begin a dialogue about:

  • Youth homelessness in the Richmond region
  • Sub-populations of youth most likely to experience homelessness, including LGBTQ youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth who migrated to the U.S., and unaccompanied minors
  • What youth need from service providers and service systems to minimize the impact of homelessness
  • Strategies for creating effective system-level responses to this important issue

Join us for an interactive, youth-led training on successfully engaging youth experiencing housing instability and homelessness. Learn to work with youth from youth!

WHEN: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016. Lunch will be provided.
WHERE: Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235
REGISTRATION: Click here to register. **Please include guest names in the Special Instructions section, as well as preference(s) for a vegetarian lunch option.

If paying by check:

  • Make check payable to St. Joseph’s Villa and mail to 8000 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227.
  • Write “Growing Together Registration” on check memo line.
  • Contact Drew Melson at 804-553-3318 or email with names of guests.

QUESTIONS: Contact Carolyn Seay, Operations Coordinator for Flagler Housing & Homeless Services, at 804-553-3258 or email.

Cost to attend is $25 per registrant. Registration deadline is Friday, June 17. Space is limited!

Direct service providers who come in contact with youth ages 14 to 25 facing unstable housing or homelessness, as well as program managers, advocates, and agency directors will benefit from what will prove to be a dynamic, engaging event!



Advocates for Richmond Youth


Special thanks to Bon Air United Methodist Church and VCU School of Social Work.

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