Help End Youth Homelessness

Join the 2018 Youth Count!

Participate in the statewide effort to understand the scope of youth homelessness

Connecticut – The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness is conducting the second statewide count of unstably housed and homeless youth ages 14-24 from January 24- 30, 2018. The 2018 CT Youth Count will provide information essential to our efforts to advance toward the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020.  Volunteers are needed across the state to support this effort.

Unaccompanied homeless youth and young adults are a largely hidden population. Some homeless young people are identified during the annual Point-in-Time Count census of homelessness, but many are missed because they often do not access adult emergency shelters or other homeless services. The January 23rd, 2017 PIT Count will be followed by a week-long effort to count homeless youth, powered by schools, youth providers, state agencies, faith-based groups, and youth themselves.  These partners head the effort to collect the data we need to have a better understanding of homelessness and housing instability among youth in Connecticut. On the night of January 24, 2017, 4396 young people were experiencing homelessness or housing instability across Connecticut.

The success of the 2018 CT Youth Count depends on the participation of volunteers. Volunteers for the count can participate according to their availability during the week of January 24th-30th in their communities.  Please participate and volunteer. Together, we can end youth homelessness in Connecticut!

The 2018 Youth Count is made possible through generous support from the Department of Housing, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Melville Charitable Trust.

To register as a volunteer for the 2018 Youth Count!, please click here. For data from the 2017 Youth Count! Please click here: https://cceh.org/2017-count-finds-lowest-levels-of-homelessness-to-date/

 

For questions or press related inquiries, please contact Michelle Pomerantz at mpomerantz@cceh.org