Posted January 22, 2021

The Coalition is proud to be a lead collaborator once again with the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth for the annual Massachusetts Youth Count. The Massachusetts Youth Count, YOUth Count, mobilizes youth, young adults, youth providers funded by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Continua of Care, schools, and other community partners to survey young people under the age of 25 from all across the Commonwealth who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability. Youth Count provides opportunities for young people to utilize their leadership skills in planning and administering the count, and for participants to connect to resources and services. The insights and data gathered from the survey process are used to influence advocacy and programming to address youth and young adult homelessness.

After having to cancel last spring’s Youth Count due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to begin planning for YOUth Count 2021, which is scheduled preliminarily for April-May 2021. Read more about this year’s Statewide Youth Ambassador roles and how to apply. Check back here for links to multilingual online surveys, opportunities to be involved in the Youth Count, and data.

Read the 2019 Youth Count report (PDF) and Executive Summary (PDF) from the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth.

For more details about the Coalition’s advocacy on addressing and ending youth and young adult homelessness, please check out: unaccompanied youth and young adult homelessness page or contact Kelly. Follow the Massachusetts Youth Count on social media: Youth Count Facebook page and Youth Count Twitter feed.