HISTORY & PURPOSE
The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership (HHYP) agencies have been actively collaborating since 1982, and HHYP was formally established in 1999. Its member agencies are among the pre-eminent experts on the issues of youth homelessness in Los Angeles, the current homeless capital of America. As service providers, HHYP works to achieve best practices in service delivery with the goal of strengthening interventions to help homeless youth exit the streets, overcoming the traumatic experiences at the core of their homelessness. Since 2000, the HHYP has been a Level III Community Trauma Treatment Center under the auspices of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).
In addition, HHYP conducts research with some of the most notable agencies in the United States including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Authority (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). HHYP members help develop policy by testifying in Washington, DC and Sacramento, CA and locally to educate federal and state legislators about the issue of youth homelessness and advocate for legislation that helps provide services to homeless youth. HHYP members also present the results of its research and policy work at local and national conferences to support the capacity of other organizations and help educate and train service providers across the country.
HHYP members are available for training, consultation, information sharing and select research collaboration. HHYP also seeks collaboration with reputable agencies committed to supporting homeless youth and young adults in their transition towards stability.