Tag: youth on fire

  • Cambridge Opioid Working Group’s Report Proposes Solutions to Crisis

    In late November the Cambridge Opioid Working Group released a report detailing the impact of the opioid epidemic on the city and offering local solutions to the crisis. The report, titled “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Cambridge,” also recommended nine steps for local leadership to follow, highlighting a need to reduce stigma, reduce harm and […]

  • The Power of Unity and Awareness: Reflections from the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference 2016

    The Power of Unity and Awareness: Reflections from the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference 2016

    When looking for a solution to a problem as big as youth and family homelessness, it’s obvious that we cannot think small. As an advocate, I don’t often see youth and family homelessness addressed at the same event. However, it’s important that they are. Think about it for a moment: the only difference between a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]