Upcoming Funding Opportunities for March 2017
Here are some of the upcoming funding opportunities for March 2017: Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Applications Recognizing that there are enduring service needs where a greater focus is needed, the Office of Victims of Crime invites applications that focus on a number of these identified services in order to fill significant gaps in services to assist all victims of severe forms of trafficking, including services for underserved or unserved populations.  Deadline: March 9, 2017 Read more » Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants Together with Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T), RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants enable organizations that provide emergency sheltering [Read further...]
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Statistics
February marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. As we think about these issues and how to solve them, it is important to educate ourselves and others on a problem that has, in recent years, become very widespread. Here are some facts about teen dating violence from loveisrespect.org. Teen Dating Violence Is A Common Problem Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of [Read further...]
Federal Funding Announcements – February 2017
Federal funding is increasingly competitive and funding for youth & families services is no exception. With the unprecedented fiscal landscape, organizations depend on MANY to identify and share potential funding opportunities, as well as effectively prepare them to be competitive through our webinars and proposal review services.   Last year, we helped organizations secure more than $47 million in federal funding to support local services.  In fact, 82% of organizations who utilized our personal proposal review service were successfully funded in 2016  – the cost effective combination of the webinars and the proposal review service will increase your organization’s ability [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From North Carolina
MANY is traveling all across the country, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the U.S. We had the privilege of sitting down with Erin J. Callahan, the Director of Programs at one of our member organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, to talk more about her thoughts on what keeps her energized and committed to her work in youth services in North Carolina: Q: Where do you find your energy to continue your commitment to this work? Erin J. Callahan, Director of Programs at BBBS [Read further...]
February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Along with Black History Month, February also marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. It is also known that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence. In light of these alarming facts, every year during the month of February advocates join efforts to raise awareness about dating violence, highlight promising practices, and encourage communities to get involved as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Start The Conversation For the past ten years, Break the Cycle and [Read further...]
Summary: HHS Final Rule Regarding Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs
Summary: HHS Final Rule Regarding Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs The addition of the new RHY (Runaway and Homeless Youth) Final Rule provides clarification and outlines additional requirements for Basic Center, Transitional Living and Street Outreach Programs. These changes build on existing requirements present in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and changes made via the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-378). The new rule provides opportunities to strengthen existing services for runaway and homeless youth across the United States. MANY reviewed the new rule and will provide resources and support as organizations make necessary changes to existing RHY [Read further...]
Shining Light on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children:  A Toolkit to Build Understanding
“Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.” – William Lloyd Garrison   Introduction Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking and MANY, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, offers this toolkit as a resource for multidisciplinary professionals, policy makers, volunteers, faith communities, and others involved in anti-trafficking work. Shining Light on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children:  A Toolkit to Build Understanding provides information on a variety of topics related to human trafficking with a specific focus on mentoring for commercial sexual exploitation victims. [Read further...]
How Mentoring Supports the Healing Journey for Victims and Survivors of CSEC
“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington   People need people. We are social creatures! Each of us needs someone to encourage us when things go wrong and to cheer for us when we have success. So often it is others who see our potential and remind us of our worth. For youth who are at risk for [Read further...]
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program – August 2016 Funding Announcement
August 2016 Funding Announcement: The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a YHDP Notice of Funding Availability and encourages all communities, through their local Continuum of Care, to apply to become one of the communities selected to participate. HUD will select up to ten communities, four of which will be rural communities. The YHDP offers the following to the ten communities selected: $33 million dollars set aside for YHDP projects, where [Read further...]
Interactive Infographic on Youth Unemployment & Education
Interactive Infographic on Youth Unemployment and Education Issues There are countless policies, laws, research, training, and white papers that talk about the challenges transition-aged youth are experiencing. Yet even with this focus, direct service providers continue to state that employment and education is top on their list of needs for transition-aged youth. This interactive infographic on youth unemployment and education issues highlights some of the findings from our white paper, “Improving Community Responses: Employment & Education for Transition-Aged Youth.”   Background Information on Our White Paper, “Improving Community Responses: Employment & Education for Transition-Aged Youth.” MANY convened providers from 31 states, representing [Read further...]