July 2012 Council Meeting Update

Council to Discuss New Youth Strategies


On June 12th, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness meeting, chaired by HHS Secretary Sebelius,was held and live streamed for public access. This meeting focused on how we together will advance the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020. Bryan Samuels, the Commissioner of the Administration of Children, Youth, and Families at HHS presented this framework to the Council and to all those viewing via webcast. 

The Council  also gathered leading experts in the field for an interactive discussion. Experts at the meeting included Dana Scott, State Coordinator for Homeless Education for the Colorado Department of Education and Vice President of the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth; Bob Mecum, Executive Director of Lighthouse Youth Services; and Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Audience members were able to submit their questions while the Council meetingwas live to both the Secretaries and experts.