Brief Stabilizing Young People Transitioning to Adulthood
Opportunities and Challenges with Key Safety Net Programs
Gina Adams, Heather Hahn, Amelia Coffey
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This synthesis brief builds on five separate briefs examining key safety net programs and explores the extent to which key federal safety net programs help meet young people’s basic needs for housing, food, health care, and income during this transitional life stage. It presents findings from an initial exploration of issues relevant to young people, based on a quick review of literature and conversations with safety net and youth policy experts as well as youth-serving practitioners.

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Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Social safety net
Tags Families with low incomes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) School breakfast and lunch Earned income tax credit Hunger and food assistance
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
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