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Poverty 2014 Young and Old. Do we have the skill? Do we have the will?. Seniors and Poverty. 1 in 10 (9%) FPN 1 in 7 (15%) SPM 4.8 Food Insecure 33% Increase in Homeless Seniors. Causes of Senior Poverty. Creating a Plan of Action. What will we do?. Readings.

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Poverty 2014 young and old

Poverty 2014Young and Old


Do we have the skill?

Do we have the will?


Seniors and poverty
Seniors and Poverty

1 in 10 (9%) FPN

1 in 7 (15%) SPM

4.8 Food Insecure

33% Increase in Homeless Seniors





Readings
Readings

So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America by Peter Edelman

The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler



The link brief overview
The Link-Brief Overview

  • Housing & Homeless Youth Services: 4 Housing Programs for Homeless Youth (Lincoln Place, Lindquist Apartments, Housing First Program & TLP for a total of 138 Units)

  • Juvenile Justice Alternative Programs: School Matters, Juvenile Supervision Center, Evening Reporting Center

  • Safe Harbor Emergency Shelter and Housing for Sex Trafficked Youth


Why are youth at risk of poverty
Why are youth at risk of poverty?

  • They may be born into poverty through their parents/care giver’s economic status.

  • They are young and do not have the ability to work full time due to their age and school obligations.

  • Lack of employment history due to age-have a harder time finding higher paying employment opportunities (older youth).


Current numbers still more work to do
Current Numbers-Still more work to do…

Number of Children/Youth Living in Poverty in Minnesota

6% of the Child Population is Living in Poverty (200,000 in 2010)

20% of Children in Ramsey County are living in Poverty

36% City of Minneapolis

21% Blue Earth County

28% Beltrami County

Children’s Defense Fund, 2013

Number of Homeless Children/Youth in Minnesota On Any Given Night

  • 2,211 unaccompanied homeless youth under the age of 18

  • 1,869 between the ages of 18 and 21.

  • A total of 4,080 youth are homeless each night

    Wilder Research Center, 2013


Racial sexual orientation and gender identity disparities
Racial, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Disparities

  • Half of all of the African American and American Indian children in the state of Minnesota are living in poverty.(U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey)

  • African American children in Minnesota make up 7% of the general population but 46% of the children who are living in poverty.

  • American Indian children make up 1% of the general child population in Minnesota but account for 49% of children living in poverty.


Racial sexual orientation and gender identity disparities1
Racial, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Disparities

  • In the metro area 54% are African American (when only 8% of the general youth population is).

  • In Greater Minnesota 32% are Native American (when only 2% of the general youth population is).

  • 20-40% identify as GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender) v. 3-5% of the general youth population.

    Wilder Research Center 2013 and Multiple Other Sources


Current initiatives federal examples
Current Initiatives: Federal Examples

  • Fostering Connections Act

  • Educational Training Voucher Program

  • SELF Program

  • Family Unification Program Vouchers

  • Federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

  • Head Start & Early Head Start

  • McKinney Vento Law


Current initiatives state
Current Initiatives: State

  • Homeless Youth Act

  • Safe Harbor Law/No Wrong Door Response for Sexually Exploited Youth

  • Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth Program

  • Rural Homeless Youth Listening Sessions Project (partnership with Otto Bremer Foundation)

  • State Plan to End Homelessness

  • Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program

  • Healthy Transitions to Adulthood Program


Current initiatives local examples
Current Initiatives: Local Examples

  • Heading Home Plans

  • Hennepin County No Wrong Door for Sexually Exploited Youth Plan

  • Metro Youth Systems Redesign Project

  • Stable Families Initiative Pilot

  • Many Community Action Agencies are starting to develop youth specific programming (AEOA, Lakes & Pines, Scott Carver CAP, Lakes & Prairies)


Resources and research
Resources and Research

Children’s Defense Fund, 2013 Minnesota Kids Count:

http://www.cdf-mn.org/sites/2013-publications/minnesota-kids-count-2013-a.pdf

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless website www.mnhomelesscoalition.org

No Wrong Door Legislative Report: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/forms-documents/Documents/!2012%20Safe%20Harbor%20Report%20(FINAL).pdf

Wilder Research Center website www.wilder.org

Youth Moving Forward, www.youthmovingforward.org


Thank you
Thank You!

Jim Scheibel

Honorary Professor of Practice

Hamline University

School of Business

651-523-2545

[email protected]

Beth Holger-Ambrose

Executive Director

The Link

612-767-4467

[email protected]


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