Posted January 22, 2021, last updated May 27th
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 for YOUth Count 2021, which launched on Monday, April 12th. ** Please note that this year’s survey period has been extended until Friday, June 18th.**
Thank you to everyone who applied to fill this year’s Statewide Youth Ambassador roles.
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: @MAYouthCount on Instagram, the MA Youth Count Facebook page, and @MAYouthCount on Twitter.
Below please find multilingual Youth Count outreach flyers (alphabetical by language) *Please not that these flyers include the original end date of May 12th, but the Youth Count has been extended until June 18th.