Resources on Homelessness:
The National Center on Family Homelessness is the nation’s definitive authority on family homelessness. Imagine America without homeless families. They can. Their mission is to discover what works, educate and inspire, and take action to end family homelessness in America.
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), a national grassroots membership association, serves as the voice and the social conscience for the education of children and youth in homeless situations.
The National Coalition for the Homeless, founded in 1984, is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission. That mission, our common bond, is to end homelessness.
HEAR US is a unique, effective national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving voice and visibility to homeless children and youth.
Horizons for Homeless Children improves the lives of homeless children and their families. HHC provide homeless children in Massachusetts with the nurturing, stimulation and opportunities for early education and play that all children need to learn and grow in healthy ways.
Resources for Learning and Volunteering:
The Volunteer Family – The Volunteer Family makes volunteering together easy. We are continuously adding to our list of organizations willing to accept you and other members of your family. We define family very loosely – it is any group of two or more people, such as parents, children, siblings, foster parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends. The Volunteer Family can either match you and your “family” up with one of our preexisting opportunities, or depending on your situation and interests, work with you to create an individually tailored volunteer experience.
HandsOn Network – The volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. HandsOn includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve and creating meaningful change in their communities. Annually, the network delivers approximately 30 million hours of volunteer service valued at about $600 million.
America’s Promise: America’s Promise believes that every child deserves a chance to succeed and that is America’s Promise. It takes all of us working together to make that possible. Five Promises: Caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education and opportunities to help others. In the decade that follows, we plan to reach even more. We cannot settle for less.
Kids Care Clubs, a program of the Points of Light Foundation, develops compassion and the spirit of service and philanthropy in elementary and middle school aged youth. To that end, we provide young people with hands-on volunteer opportunities to help others in their local and global communities.
The Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities. Through a variety of programs and services, the Foundation encourages people from all walks of life – businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, low-income communities, families, youth, and older adult to volunteer.