School of Social Work

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Category results for: Advocates for Richmond Youth

Real research: Elaine Williams examines how service providers can better serve needs of homeless youth

When Elaine Williams was in middle school, her family was evicted from its Richmond apartment. Then she became a VCU social work student and joined a participatory action research team to study youth homelessness.

Richmond youth who have faced homelessness and housing instability use research and advocacy to help others in similar situations

Members of the Advocates for Richmond Youth held a “pop-up, drop-in center” at Side By Side, a space in Richmond for LGBTQ+ youth, that offered free food, clothing, hygiene items, computer access for job searches, and legal assistance to any 14-to-24-year-olds experiencing homelessness or housing instability.