Organizations and Initiatives to Know

Heading Home Minnesota
Heading Home Minnesota is the umbrella initiative for the many public and private efforts across the state to prevent and end homelessness. Information on this site includes the State of Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness by 2020.

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
USICH coordinates and catalyzes the federal response to homelessness, working in close partnership with Cabinet Secretaries and other senior leaders across 19 federal member agencies.

Funders Together to End Homelessness
Funders Together is a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
NCHE operates the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.



Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools
A report by Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW)
The CASCW at the University of Minnesota released the Spring 2017 issue of their publication, The Impact of Housing and Homelessness on Child Well-Being (CW360).
The report explores the complexity of ensuring access to safe and stable housing and the resulting impact on the well-being of unaccompanied youth and families. CASCW’s archived video of the 2017 Impact of Housing and Homelessness on Child Well-Being is also now available.



Life in a homeless shelter through the eyes of an 8 year old