Y2Y Harvard Square is the nation’s first youth-led youth homeless shelter, where guests collaborate with service providers, other youth experiencing homelessness, and student volunteers to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness and develop skills for long-term success. Young adults experiencing homelessness need a youth-driven space because they don’t feel safe staying in adult shelters. A large percentage of homeless youth identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
This webinar provided an overview of the challenges experienced homeless youth, and how Y2Y provides a unique youth-led model for supporting them.
- Cathleen Finn, Community Engagement Director for Greater Boston, Verizon
- Cameron Van Fossen, Executive Director, Y2Y Network, Inc.
- Ari Taylor, Development Manager, Y2Y Network, Inc.
- Deborah Fraser, Manager, GTC Readiness & Operations, Verizon Consumer Group and New England Prism Chapter Leader
View the full presentation here.
Please note that we experienced technical issues starting at about the 12 minute mark of the presentation, and you can skip to the 14 minute mark when we were able to resume the program.