Who we serve
Unaccompanied homeless youth and young adults under age 25
“Our goal is to build a system in which every community in the Commonwealth has coordinated, developmentally appropriate, and trauma-informed resources that are effective, regionally accessible, and reliably funded”. -The Massachusetts State Plan to End Youth Homelessness
Are you a young person experiencing homelessness right now?
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is deeply committed to preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness. “ The Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission (UHYC) released the MA State Plan to End Youth Homelessness in 2018, and implementation of the plan is underway. In FY 2019, the Baker Administration and the Legislature supported a $3.3 mil investment in housing and services for youth and young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has allocated funds from the youth appropriation to youth serving agencies and their partners insuring statewide coverage in ten regions which supports housing and services for youth and young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Additionally, since 2013 the UHYC has administered the MA Youth Count, a state-wide survey of young adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability. The UHYC in partnership with the MA CoCs until 2019 and now via the ten regional-leads receive funding to provide state-wide coverage for supports and services for young adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability. You can learn more about the Plan, the Youth Count, Regional Youth Service Providers, as well as ways to get involved, on this page.