1. Safely Home Report Highlights Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration

    The Youth Advocate Programs Policy and Advocacy Center has released “Safely Home.” This report highlights cost-effective, community-based alternatives to incarceration for high-needs youth. Some key findings: More than 8 of 10 youth remained arrest-free and 9 of 10 were at home after completing their community-based programs. Intensive programs based in...
  2. The State of The Hmong American Community

    The State of the Hmong American Community report is a compilation of work from scholars that analyze the current state of Hmong Americans across the United States. It is based upon 2010 Census data, the American Community Survey, and academic literature reviews. Each piece assesses trends in six issue areas,...
  3. Rainbow Welcome – A Field Manual for LGBT Refugee Resettlement

    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights has released Rainbow Response: A Practical Guide to Resettling LGBT Refugees and Asylees. This publication is intended to support resettlement service providers in their efforts to tailor core services and meet the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender refugees and...
  4. Enseñando a Nuestros Niños a Pensar (Raising a Thinking Child)

    El Valor, a non-profit community-based organization, was founded in 1973 by a mother with a special needs child. Her dream of a bicultural and bilingual rehabilitation center began in the basement of a community church. El Valor, which means courage, has grown into a multicultural, multipurpose organization that reaches thousands of families locally and...
  5. Café Hope Espresso Project: Job Training Program for Behavioral Health Clients

    Café Hope is a job training program for ACRS Behavioral Health clients. Participants typically have cognitive or emotional barriers to employment and varying levels of functionality. From a safe, supportive setting, clients learn about food safety, customer service, making beverages and basic business concepts. They then operate an espresso stand...
  6. Community Access: Building Hopes, Homes and Futures

    Community Access was founded in 1974 as a response to the mass release of patients from New York’s psychiatric hospitals. The founders pooled their energies, monies and efforts to assist residents in obtaining housing, reconnecting with the community, finding work and rebuilding social ties. These early efforts became the prototype...