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2017 

 

Crosscut | December 7, 2017 

Keep Washington Kids in the Classroom, Not in Jail 

http://crosscut.com/2017/12/keep-washingtons-kids-in-the-classroom-not-in-jail/ 

 

KUOW | December 4, 2017 

Hotels and offices are't the best place for foster children. Group homes aren't either. 

http://kuow.org/post/hotels-and-offices-arent-best-place-foster-children-group-homes-aren-t-either 

 

Spark Public | October 5, 2017 

The Tough Transition Out of Homelessness Amid Seattle’s Rising Housing Costs 

https://kcts9.org/programs/spark-public/tough-transition-out-homelessness-amid-seattle-s-rising-housing-costs 

 

Real Change | September 13, 2017 

Formerly Homeless Youth Support 100-Day Challenge 

http://www.realchangenews.org/2017/09/13/formerly-homeless-youth-support-100-day-challenge 

 

Huffington Post | September 6, 2017 

What We Learned About Ending Youth Homelessness in 100 Days 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-we-learned-about-ending-youth-homelessness-in_us_59b03723e4b0bef3378cdd17 

 

The Spokesman-Review | August 15, 2017 

Efforts Helping Spokane’s Homeless Young Adults 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/aug/15/efforts-helping-spokanes-homeless-young-adults/ 

 

Inlander | July 13, 2017 

From the Top Down 

https://www.inlander.com/spokane/from-the-top-down/Content?oid=4757827 

 

Medium | June 20, 2017 

Governor, Foster Care Advocates Make Push for New Children and Family Department 

https://medium.com/wagovernor/governor-foster-care-advocates-make-push-for-new-children-and-family-department-732bc23b9293 

 

KING 5 | May 17, 2017 

Host Homes a Cheaper Way to Help Homeless Washington Youth 

http://www.king5.com/news/local/host-homes-a-cheaper-way-to-help-homeless-washington-youth/415138797 

 

The Herald | May 12, 2017 

‘Extended Families’ for Foster Carers Get Big Cash Boost 

http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/15284141.__39_Extended_families__39__for_foster_carers_get_big_cash_boost/ 

 

Auburn Reporter | May 11, 2017 

The 100-Day Challenge: Metro Counties Form Big Plans to Shelter Their Homeless Youth 

http://www.auburn-reporter.com/news/the-100-day-challenge-metro-counties-form-big-plans-to-shelter-their-homeless-youth/ 

 

Real Change | May 10, 2017 

Self Help: Mockingbird Youth Are Leading Advocacy Efforts by The Mockingbird Society 

http://realchangenews.org/2017/05/10/self-help-mockingbird-youth-are-leading-advocacy-efforts-mockingbird-society 

 

ParentMap | May 1, 2017 

Let’s Get Real About Foster Care: 6 Myths Debunked 

https://www.parentmap.com/article/washington-state-foster-care-myths 

 

KING 5 | April 24, 2017 

Group Aims to End Youth Homelessness in 100 Days 

http://www.king5.com/news/local/100-days-to-end-youth-homelessness/433786660 

 

The Spectator | April 19, 2017 

Seattle U Continues to Navigate Its Role in the Homelessness Crisis 

http://www.seattlespectator.com/2017/04/19/seattle-u-continues-navigate-role-homelessness-crisis/ 

 

InvestigateWest | February 10, 2017 

Foster Youth Rally in Olympia Demanding Solutions to Crisis 

http://invw.org/2017/02/10/foster-youth-rally-in-olympia-demanding-solutions-to-crisis/ 

 

2016 

 

Fife Free Press | August 4, 2016 

Mockingbird Society: A New Kind of Foster Care 

http://fifefreepress.com/news/article/mockingbird-society-a-new-kind-of-foster-care 

 

The Seattle Times | July 27, 2016 

Microsoft Hackers Put Teach to Good Use for Local Nonprofits 

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/microsoft/microsoft-hackers-put-tech-to-good-use-for-local-nonprofits/ 

 

KOMO News | July 27, 2016 

Microsoft Workers Using a ‘Hackathon’ to Help Those in Need 

http://komonews.com/news/local/microsoft-workers-using-a-hackathon-to-help-those-in-need 

 

The Chronicle of Social Change | June 29, 2016 

With New State Office, Washington Develops Plan to Help Homeless Youth 

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news-2/new-state-office-washington-develops-plan-help-homeless-youth/19272 

 

The Guardian | April 28, 2016 

Can the Mockingbird Model of Foster Care Fly in the UK? 

https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/apr/28/mockingbird-foster-care-uk-social-work 

 

 

2015 

 

The Seattle Times | December 21, 2015 

From Foster Care to College: Seattle University Blazes a New Path 

https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/from-foster-care-to-college-seattle-university-blazes-a-new-path/ 

 

The Seattle Times | November 27, 2015 

Young and Homeless: What Would Have Helped You? 

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/video-what-would-have-helped-you/ 

 

Crosscut | September 26, 2015 

Improving the Odds for Young People Leaving Foster Care 

http://crosscut.com/2015/09/improving-the-odds-for-young-people-leaving-foster-care/ 

 

Auburn Reporter | May 13, 2015 

Foster Youth with Medical Concerns to Receive Extended Care 

http://www.auburn-reporter.com/news/foster-youth-with-medical-concerns-to-receive-extended-care/# 

 

Crosscut | March 24, 2015 

Five Things We’ve Learned About Youth Homelessness 

http://crosscut.com/2015/03/five-things-we-learned-about-youth-homelessness/ 

 

The Olympian | February 1, 2015 

Office of Homeless Youth Can Fill Gap 

http://www.theolympian.com/opinion/editorials/article26105314.html 

 

Crosscut | January 23, 2015 

Counting Them In: King County Surveys Its Homeless Youth 

http://crosscut.com/2015/01/count-us-survey-king-county-homeless-youth-kroman/ 

 

Real Change | January 21, 2015 

Olympia Must Ensure That Foster and Homeless Youth Are a Priority 

http://realchangenews.org/2015/01/21/olympia-must-ensure-foster-and-homeless-youth-are-priority 

 

2014 

 

Rolling Stone | September 3, 2014 

The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families 

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-forsaken-a-rising-number-of-homeless-gay-teens-are-being-cast-out-by-religious-families-20140903 

 

Crosscut | July 7, 2014 

How to Keep Foster Youth from Becoming Homeless Youth 

http://crosscut.com/2014/07/4-ways-stop-turning-foster-youth-homeless-youth/ 

 

Crosscut | May 8, 2014 

Busting Myths About Youth Homelessness 

http://crosscut.com/2014/05/busting-myths-about-youth-homelessness/ 

 

Crosscut | April 3, 2014 

The Struggle to Control Seattle’s Burning Underage Prostitution Problem 

http://crosscut.com/2014/04/sex-exploitation-seattle-homeless-youth-scigliano/ 

 

Crosscut | March 20, 2014  

Seattle’s Creepy Donut Shop: The Inside Story 

http://crosscut.com/2014/03/seattle-donut-shop-runaways-part-two-knute-berger/ 

 

Crosscut | March 19, 2014 

Seattle’s Notorious Donut Shop: Runaway Haven or Sweet-Tinged Trap? 

http://crosscut.com/2014/03/seattle-donut-shop-runaways-part-one-knute-berger/ 

 

The Seattle Times | February 27, 2014 

Opinion: Extend Foster Care for Those Older Than 18 

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/guest-extend-foster-care-for-those-older-than-18/ 

 

Crosscut | January 27, 2014 

Testifying About Lawyer Bills for Foster Kids 

http://crosscut.com/2014/01/lawyer-bills-foster-kids/ 

 

Crosscut | January 27, 2014 

To Seal or Not to Seal: WA’s Battle over Juvenile Records 

http://crosscut.com/2014/01/washingtons-never-ending-punishment-of-juveniles/ 

 

 

2013 

 

Crosscut | October 7, 2013 

New Hub Home Approach Helps Support – And Recruit – Foster Parents 

http://crosscut.com/2013/10/mockingbird-hub-model-supports-foster-parents/ 

 

Crosscut | September 23, 2013 

Fixing WA Foster Care, One Bill at a Time 

http://crosscut.com/2013/09/legislation-improve-wa-foster-care-system/ 

 

Crosscut | July 17, 2013 

The Secret Sharer 

http://realchangenews.org/2013/07/17/secret-sharer 

 

The Seattle Times | March 14, 2013 

Opinion: Don’t Evict Kids From Foster Care at the Age of 18 

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/op-ed-donrsquot-evict-kids-from-foster-care-at-the-age-of-18/ 

 

2012 

 

The Seattle Times | March 12, 2012 

Don’t Shortchange State’s Vulnerable Children and Families 

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/dont-shortchange-states-vulnerable-children-and-families/ 

 

Huffington Post | January 30, 2012 

Fostering Out Future: Foster Youth Advocate for Better Lives 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ryann-blackshere/fostering-our-future-fost_b_1238189.html 

 

 

2011 

 

The Olympian | January 27, 2011 

Safe Housing for Foster Youth Provides Huge Returns 

http://www.theolympian.com/opinion/op-ed/article25281112.html 

 

 

2010 

 

seattlepi.com | October 17, 2010 

A Growing Problem: Fresh Out of Foster Care and Homeless 

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/A-growing-problem-Fresh-out-of-foster-care-and-886284.php