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.

Research & Publications

2022 Annual Report

Last year, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Boston, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,507 young […]

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Youth and Staff Gathered to Give Thanks

The holidays can be a hard time for foster youth.  But over the last week at all of our housing […]

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Impact Stories

Keke is Ready for a Construction Career!

“First Place is a really, really, really good program, and I wish people would join this program because they help […]

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