United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: “The actual number of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness is difficult to pinpoint. Due to barriers that exist for young people in accessing adult-only shelters and their lack of connection to most social services, many if not most youth experiencing homelessness go uncounted. The most recent Annual Point in Time Count conducted in January 2011 was the most comprehensive count to date. In June 2012, the Council unveiled a new framework for approaching the problem of youth homelessness in a more coordinated and effective way across different disciplines working with this population. This youth framework was included in the Amendment to Opening Doors, released in September 2012.”
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