Tag: youth homelessness

  • Ending Youth Homelessness: An Interview With the Associate Director of the Massachusetts Homeless Coalition

    Ending Youth Homelessness: An Interview With the Associate Director of the Massachusetts Homeless Coalition

    Kelly Turley (second from right), Associate Director of the Massachusetts Homeless Coalition, talks to Spare Change News about the challenge of ending youth homelessness in the Commonwealth. On any given night in Massachusetts, hundreds of unaccompanied young adults and youth are homeless for a variety of reasons. According to the 2017 Massachusetts Youth Count conducted by […]

  • Harvard Square Cafe Will Provide Jobs, Training to Homeless Youth in Cambridge

    Two Harvard students have signed the lease for a cafe that would employ homeless youth in Cambridge. Breaktime is a cafe that has a mission beyond serving coffee and scones; the plan is to provide job training and stable employment for Cambridge’s economically insecure youth. Harvard undergraduates Tony Shu and Connor Schoen teamed up to […]

  • Boston receives federal grant to help homeless youth

    Boston receives federal grant to help homeless youth

    Mayor Walsh poses with members of the Bridge Over Troubled Waters community. Photo by author. On Tuesday, July 17, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Boston will be one of 11 communities to receive a part of a $43 million dollar grant to help end youth homelessness. The announcement was made […]

  • Boston seeks consultant in push to end youth homelessness

    Boston seeks consultant in push to end youth homelessness

    Mayor Walsh attends the opening of a new transitional shelter run by Bridge Over Troubled Water, an organization that helps homeless youth. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the City of Boston announced it is searching for a consultant to assist its efforts to end youth homelessness. The new consultant will be responsible for gathering data, assessing […]

  • Schools Programs Keep Hunger and Homelessness From Derailing Local Students

    Bunker Hill Community College student Michael Curran knows what it’s like to be homeless and struggling in school. Curran, 28, of Medford, is among the many students who rely on the college’s Single Stop program for food and other resources to get by in life and in school. When asked how often he comes to […]

  • OUT ON HER OWN: A Story of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

    OUT ON HER OWN: A Story of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

    Photo by Mike DeSocio. Author’s Note: The central character in this story, Liniște, asked that she be referred to by a pseudonym for safety reasons. I met Liniște in September and spent five months following her throughout various parts of her life, closely observing her experiences with homelessness and sexuality. This approach seemed most appropriate […]

  • At Final HYPET Meeting of 2016, Advocates Talk Midterm State Budget Cuts, Homeless Bill of Rights

    At Final HYPET Meeting of 2016, Advocates Talk Midterm State Budget Cuts, Homeless Bill of Rights

    Representatives from across Massachusetts met on Dec. 8 for the year’s final Homeless Youth Providers Engaging Together (HYPET) meeting, a monthly discussion that brings together youth and young adult advocates to trade information about policy, trends and programming. The gathering was held at Bridge Over Troubled Waters, an organization that provides support services to runaway […]

  • Voices of Youth Count Strives to Represent and Account for the Young and Homeless

    Voices of Youth Count Strives to Represent and Account for the Young and Homeless

    Throughout the course of this past summer, Chapin Hall and the University of Chicago have led an initiative to better understand homelessness in youth populations across the United States. The project, called Voices of Youth Count, utilizes 22 teams strategically based around the nation whose job is to observe hot spots of youth homelessness, analyzing […]

  • Thousands of Boston students face homelessness as school approaches

    Thousands of Boston students face homelessness as school approaches

    As Boston Public Schools (BPS) students gear up for the excitement and pressures of another school year, over seven percent of the district’s youths are facing the additional stresses of homelessness. The approximately 4,000 homeless students in the public school system represent almost one fifth of the state’s homeless students—a staggering figure that has climbed […]

  • Homeless teen graduates in two years, heads to college

    Homeless teen graduates in two years, heads to college

    While most teens are spending their summers pursuing a driver’s license, hitting the beach and preparing for another year of high school, one Washington, D.C. native is headed down a different road — the one toward college. Destyni Tyree, 16, graduated high school in just two years, was class president, successfully lobbied for the school’s […]