From Surviving to Thriving

From Surviving to Thriving: How Communities Can Help Vermont’s Rural Homeless Youth and the Agencies That Serve Them. (2008). Melanie Wilson, Ed. 74 pp.

Transitional living programs (TLPs) located in rural areas have one of the toughest jobs in child welfare: connecting disadvantaged and sometimes troubled young people with services and opportunities that may barely exist. ‘Surviving to Thriving,’ a needs assessment of Vermont’s federally funded TLP system, looks at promising practices in rural programming for youth, and makes recommendations that can easily be generalized to Maine, New Hampshire, western Massachusetts, and other rural pockets of the country.

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