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Upended by COVID-19, some service providers went online, took to the road or otherwise found new ways to aid homeless youth and young adults.
The state has been in violation of a federal injunction numerous times in the 30 days since the agreement was signed.
The legislation emerged from meetings of parents, agencies, advocates and others seeking to turn ‘foster care on its head.’
Shelters in the Puget Sound area work to find answers to help homeless kids keep up in a time of remote learning.
Communities around the sound are relying on 100-year-old technology to whisk away waste.
Washington state lawmakers have pledged to provide support for this at-risk group by the end of the year.
The Legislature may boost funds requested by Gov. Jay Inslee to better address severe behavioral cases.
When state support ends, many leaving the foster system find themselves on their own with no job skills or support system.
It is seen as an essential part of a countywide push to end youth homelessness by 2022.
In his 25 years working with kids, Ohta has stuck with them through addiction, recovery and relapses. One of his motivators: his own experiences.