Research & Publications

West Coast Convening Framework

The West Coast Convening (WCC) is a biannual meeting of service providers, advocates, researchers, and government partners from California, Oregon, and Washington, who are interested in the issue of youth homelessness.

Responding to a dearth of practical guidance available for providers in the area of outcomes measurement, the WCC’s Outcomes Workgroup sought to create a framework that providers and stakeholders could use to facilitate results-driven care, data sharing, and cross-agency analysis.

Co-authored by Workgroup member and First Place Vice President of Evaluation and Learning, Erika Van Buren, this report is the result of those efforts.

Impact Stories

Thriving Against the Odds: Dulce’s Story

From foster care to academic accolades, Dulce’s journey is nothing short of inspirational! Dulce made her way to First Place […]

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Press Release

Press Release: First Place for Youth Raises More Than $600k for Transition Age Foster Youth at A Celebration of Heart and Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Richter | Held during National Foster Care Month, the event celebrated local leaders […]

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California Youth Voice Members Advocate for Change in Sacramento, CA!

On April 17th, First Place for Youth hosted our second annual Advocacy Day at the California State Capitol. This significant […]

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