The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014

The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014The Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 5186/S. 2653) will help over one million homeless children and youth lead safer, healthier lives and have a better chance for a brighter future. And it will make government work better, by ensuring that the federal government’s response to homelessness is based on an honest and accurate understanding of the problem, and by empowering those closest to the problem to design and implement the best local response. This fact sheet details the problems facing homeless children and their solutions.

Champions for Children 2014

September 30, 2014

Champions for Children 2014The First Focus Campaign for Children places a priority on supporting legislators who stand by our nation's children. This ad recognizing our 2014 Champions for Children and Defenders of Children ran in the September 30, 2014, edition of Roll Call.

Commission on Native Children Act Endorsement Letter

September 22, 2014
By Rricha Mathur

Commission on Native Children Act Endorsement LetterOn September 22, 2014, the First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter of support for The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act. This bill would create a Commission to study the barriers faced by American Indian children and make recommendations on how to improve programs and outcomes for the population.

Homeless Children and Youth Act Advocates Letter

September 15, 2014
By Cara Baldari

Homeless Children and Youth Act Advocates LetterOn Monday, September 15th, a letter endorsing bipartisan legislation to eliminate bureaucratic obstacles that deny federal assistance to homeless children. The letter, sent to the congressional sponsors of the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HR 5186/S 2653) was coordinated by First Focus Campaign for Children and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY). It was signed by more than 40 national advocacy organizations as well as advocates in 41 states and the District of Columbia.