Help us create the plan: join us on Oct. 11

As part of YHDP, we are engaging in a planning process over the next several months to design the system to support unaccompanied young people 13-24 to have safe and stable housing as they transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. We’ll work directly with youth to understand their needs and how we can meet them, and we’ll bring together community partners to both to design new programs and also weave together existing programs to make them most effective and responsive.

The plan is required for us to be able to access the YHDP $2.4 million funds, but it’s also a great opportunity for us to come together coordinate our programs and outcomes and to identify gaps and create strategies to fill them.

We’re kicking off the planning process October 11, 10 am to noon, at the Innovation Center, 276 Bridge St., Springfield, MA 01103. Join us!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preventing-and-ending-youth-homelessness-next-steps-tickets-74607678575

Our plan will focus of 4 core outcomes for youth and young adults:

  • Stable Housing

  • Permanent Connections

  • Education/Employment

  • Social-emotional well-being

On October 11, we will recap our community needs assessment, hear from youth, define our goals, and describe the planning process and how to be part of it.

We hope you’ll be there!

Gerry McCafferty