Counting Our Homeless Youth
Journey Home is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual Homeless Youth Count! The Youth Count is a survey that is completed with young adults, aged 13-24 to help us identify how many young people are homeless or unstably housed in Connecticut. This year’s Youth Count will take place January 24th-January 30th.
In the last few years, Journey Home has learned a lot about our current homeless system thanks to the many different data systems in place throughout Connecticut. But we know that young people experiencing housing instability often don’t go into shelters or seek help through the usual channels. Because of this, the Youth Count is a week-long period where volunteers across the state administer surveys to young adults to learn more about housing instability while identifying the resources that are needed to help end youth homelessness.
The survey, which is anonymous, is completed using a smartphone or tablet, and Journey Home is seeking volunteers to help administer the survey. Surveyors can sign up to help out for a couple of hours or more throughout the course of the week. Sign up to volunteer by clicking the link in the Winter Newsletter. Or copy the link below and paste it into your browser.