Guide to the 2018 CT Youth Count!

The 2018 CT Youth Count will take place January 24, 2018 – January 30, 2018. 

We need your help for the 2018 Youth Count! If you want to volunteer, you can register here.

In 2015, Connecticut conducted the first statewide count of homeless youth. The count was a great success, helping to identify 3,000 homeless and unstably housed youth, many of whom likely would never have entered homeless shelters.

Building on that success, CT held a second Youth Count in January 2017 and will build off this success for the third annual Youth Count from January 24-30, 2018.  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.

To participate in the planning of the youth count, please email to be connected to the Youth Engagement Team Initiative Lead for your region. Volunteer Registration for the 2018 CT Youth Count! will be available soon!

2017 CT Point In time Report

Click here  for highlights & additional information.
Regional Data & Summary

Table of Contents

The Role of the Youth Engagement Team Initiatives (YETIs)

  1. Key Partnerships
  2. Engaging and Incorporating Youth
  3. YETI Reports

Methodology behind the Youth Count

  1. School Engagement
  2. Come and Be Counted
  3. Organizational Connections
  4. Hotspots
  5. Snow Contingency Planning


  1. Recruitment
  2. Scheduling
  3. Training

Communication Material

  1. Spreading the Word
  2. Volunteer Recruitment
  3. Engaging Locations
  4. Ways to Contribute
  5. Follow-up Materials
  6. Survey Incentives

Thank you to our funders! The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness would like to thank our funders for the 2018 Youth Count: