California Homeless Youth Project

The California Homeless Youth Project (CHYP) is a research and policy initiative of the California Research Bureau (CRB). The project is committed to bringing youth to the policy table and to informing policymakers, opinion leaders, and other stakeholders about the needs of unaccompanied homeless youth. Funding for the project is currently provided by the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and SchoolHouse Connection.

This project seeks to improve understanding of youth and young adults who experience homelessness and the issues they face. These include multi-generational housing insecurity, discrimination, family conflict and other reasons for being on the street, lack of shelter and educational opportunities, health and mental health needs, and the effect of interactions with the foster care and law enforcement agencies. The project highlights solutions for these youth by engaging them directly in research and policy discussions, and giving voice to their experiences and recommendations as well as those of researchers, practitioners, and policy experts.

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Pixie Popplewell, Project Director
Pronouns: Fae/Faem/They/Them
(916) 603-7155

Note: If you are a young person experiencing or on the verge of homelessness and looking for help, please call the California Youth Crisis Line at 1-800-843-5200 for confidential support, encouragement, and referrals.


California Homeless Youth Project
California Research Bureau
California State Library
900 N Street, Ste. 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001

(916) 603-7127 (CRB)

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