Tag: youth homelessness

  • New study on homeless students finds repeat homelessness common

    New study on homeless students finds repeat homelessness common

    After surveying hundreds of current and formerly homeless students, homeless youth liaisons, and federally-mandated state coordinators who work with them at school, researchers found that over 75% of young people surveyed experienced homelessness more than once. This new report,”Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools“, written by Civic Enterprises with Hart Research […]

  • Just a Kid

    Just a Kid

    On a rainy Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago, I was making my way to Shaw’s supermarket to pick up a couple of items in time for a sporting event I planned on watching that evening. On the way out, I noticed a kid who couldn’t have been more than 14, maybe 15. He was […]

  • Poverty Greatest Contributor to Youth Homelessness, Report Finds

    Poverty Greatest Contributor to Youth Homelessness, Report Finds

    Photo: Alena Kuzub Finding a direct link between youth homelessness and poverty was the conclusion of a study conducted by Paula Braitstein for JAMA Pediatrics. Braitstein is an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She analyzed the self-reported reasons youth had for living on the streets in developed […]

  • Third annual homeless youth count begins across Massachusetts

    Third annual homeless youth count begins across Massachusetts

    Photo: Emmanuel Huybrechts The third annual homeless youth count begins Monday, which will see service providers and government agencies across the Commonwealth coordinating efforts to get an accurate reading on an often misunderstood population. “There are at this point minimal resources focused on youth homelessness,” says Kelly Turley of Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, who […]

  • Young and Homeless: My Experience

    Young and Homeless: My Experience

    My name is Andrew, I am 23 years old. When I was 21 years old, I was living in a DCF group home in the South End of Boston. I had been living there for a few years, and had been growing more and more frustrated with my situation. I didn’t have a lot of […]

  • CRUCIAL FUNDING: State legislature overrides veto on youth homelessness funding

    CRUCIAL FUNDING: State legislature overrides veto on youth homelessness funding

    Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of funding to combat youth homelessness has been overridden by both the Massachusetts Senate and the House of Representatives unanimously. The $2 million in new funding had been recommended by the Massachusetts Conference Committee and was the result of a multi-year effort by several organizations to increase funding specifically for the […]

  • YOUTH TO YOUTH: Y2Y Harvard Square shelter to open this winter

    YOUTH TO YOUTH: Y2Y Harvard Square shelter to open this winter

    The Y2Y shelter in Harvard Square has started construction and is on track for a November opening. The shelter, headed by Co-Executive Directors Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz, will serve homeless youth between the ages of 18 and 24. Employing a unique “youth-to-youth” model, the shelter will have 22 beds, assigned by lottery, and will […]

  • Y2Y SHELTER: Youth shelter coming to Harvard Square

    Y2Y SHELTER: Youth shelter coming to Harvard Square

    Y2Y Harvard Square recently unveiled plans to open the nation’s first student-run shelter for young adults aged 18 to 24 at 3 Church Street. This new overnight youth shelter is scheduled to open on November 1 at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. The shelter will house 20 youths per night, seven nights a week, […]