Youth Outreach & Count
The Youth Outreach & Count is an annual count of homeless and unstably housed youth in the state of Connecticut during one week in January following the annual Point-In-Time Count. The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) facilitates the count alongside the Youth Engagement Team Initiatives and hundreds of volunteers across the state.
The 2018 Youth Outreach & Count estimated that 5,054 youth under age 25 reported being homeless or unstably housed on the night of January 23 in Connecticut.
Connecticut seeks to end youth homelessness by 2020. Having great data is critical to getting the resources that are so desperately needed to house homeless and unstably housed youth. Teams of youth and volunteers survey young people along routes, at organizations and at hotspots to collect information on their housing status. Youth are not identified by name, but volunteers can connect youth to services during the count. This information is then sent to the CCEH to analyze and share with the wider community, state, and federal partners. Through close collaboration between homeless services, youth agencies, and other stakeholders in the community we hope to hold a more comprehensive count, which will give an accurate scope of the magnitude, needs, and demographics of homeless youth in CT.
Join Us In Ending Youth Homelessness
Volunteer for a future Youth Outreach & Count or have your agency become a partner in the count. Contact us to get involved.
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness would like to thank our funders for the 2018 Youth Count: