Ending Youth Homelessness
This track will emphasize creative solutions for identifying and engaging youth and innovative ideas for programmatic solutions to help youth thrive in their environment.
Making Youth Visible: Using National and State Data to End Homelessness
Two of the greatest challenges in reaching the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020 are strengthening our strategies for reaching these youth and collecting quality data to shape effective national, state, and local interventions. In this workshop, new national research from the Voices of Youth Count, regional HMIS data, and the results from the CT 2018 Youth Count will be shared.
Pathways to Powerful Youth Outreach and Engagement
Connecticut is committed to reaching our goal of ending youth homelessness by the year 2020. Unaccompanied homeless youth and young adults are a largely hidden population. Throughout the State, many organizations have joined forces in efforts to identify homeless youth and match them to housing solutions. This panel will highlight federal and state goals dedicated to the outreach and identification of homeless youth, and will provide perspectives from organizations making strides in the fight to end youth homelessness. Panelists include staff from The Connection Inc., Women and Families Center, and, Youth Continuum in New Haven.
Presenters: Roy Graham, Kathy Grega, and John Lawlor
Presentation: Pathways to Powerful Youth Outreach and Engagement
Common Ground: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness 101
Everyone has a role to play in ending LGBTQ youth homelessness, but first we need to make sure we’re all on the same page! This training is for anyone looking to gain more knowledge and understanding about LGBTQ youth homelessness. Call it a LGBTQ youth homelessness 101; this training covers everything from the drivers to homelessness, to using appropriate language, to best practices for supporting LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.
Presenters: Coco Wheeler , Katelyn Owens, and Claude Lewis
Presentation: Common Ground: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness 101