under the radar

Scope of YYA Homelessness

At least 120 YYAs experience homelessness in Hampden County on a given night. Over the course of a year, more than 500 are served by homeless programs across the county.


Among YYAs experiencing homelessness in the county:


1. The vast majority are 18 to 24 years old

2. As many as 80% are female

3. Latinx and African American YYAs are dramatically more likely to Experience homelessness than their White peers

4. 13% of YYAs identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning)


Get the facts.

In 2019, we conducted a community needs assessment on youth and young adult homelessness in the county.


To learn more, read our blog…