Runaway and Homeless Youth

End Homelessness
Love Notes 3.0 Instructor's Manual cover
Money Habitudes 2
Mind Matters Journal

The Dibble Institute’s relationship programs are successfully used to help reduce risks and build protective factors for vulnerable, at-risk or homeless youth and young parents. These engaging, relevant, and inclusive programs help youth develop social and emotional well being, offer tools for building healthy permanent connections, and encourage self-sufficient and sustainable living.

Love Notes (Classic), an evidence-based relationship skills program, empowers young people by developing these protective factors:

  1. Create strong social supports,
  2. Develop relationship capacity,
  3. Build permanent connections,
  4. Improve social and emotional well being,
  5. Prevent and/or decrease risky behaviors,
  6. Become healthier parents (MHG), and
  7. Learn life skills and employability skills.

Money Habitudes 2 for At-Risk Youth gives young people the opportunity to connect their hearts and heads when planning their financial lives. Money Habitudes 2 is written specifically for at-risk and low resource youth in community programs, including pregnancy prevention, teen parenting, and job readiness.

Mind Matters – Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience helps to build new habits and skills that help traumatized youth (including runaway homeless youth, trafficked youth and at-risk youth) take charge of their own healing, prevent re-traumatization, reduce stress in young parents, and help ensure the well-being of children.

Other resources:

HUD Principles to be addressed in the Coordinated Community Plan:

Principle Intervention
Permanent connections include ongoing attachments to

·         families,

·         communities

·         schools

·         other positive social networks

·         Love Notes

·         Mind Matters

Education/employment includes high performance in and completion of educational and training activities, especially for younger youth, and starting and maintaining adequate and stable employment, particularly for the older youth ·         Love Notes

·         Money Habitudes

Social-emotional well-being includes

the development of key competencies, attitudes, and behaviors that equip a young person to succeed across multiple domains of daily life, including school, work, relationships, and community

·         Love Notes

·         Money Habitudes

·         Mind Matters

For a complimentary 30-day online review copy of any of our programs or to discuss implementation strategies please contact:


Dixie Zittlow  |  Director of Outreach.

920-664-6066  |