Advocacy

Massachusetts Youth Count 2018

Massachusetts Youth Count 2018

Last updated April 9, 2018

** The online survey will be available later in April at this link: https://tinyurl.com/mayouthcountsurvey.

The Coalition is proud to be a lead collaborator once again with the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth for the 5th annual Massachusetts Youth Count. The Massachusetts Youth Count mobilizes youth, young adults, Continua of Care, and youth providers to survey young people under the age of 25 from all across the Commonwealth who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability. The insights and data gathered from the survey process are used to influence advocacy and programming to address youth and young adult homelessness.

This year's Youth Count will take place from Monday, April 23rd - Sunday, May 13th. The paper and online survey tools will be posted here when they become available. An overview of the 2018 Youth Count is here (PDF, updated 4-9-18), and an outreach flyer is here. Access an online folder with sample social media posts and other key documents here.

youth count flyer 2018

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth to recruit Youth Ambassadors for this year's Youth Count. Learn more here (general self-nomination form) and here (Commission on LGBTQ Youth outreach flyer) and help spread the word.

Youth Count outreach initiative flyer


Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Youth Count conference on Thursday, February 15th at the College of the Holy Cross. The conference agenda is here (PDF).

For more details about the Coalition's advocacy on addressing and ending youth and young adult homelessness, please click here: unaccompanied youth and young adult homelessness page or contact Kelly.
Follow the Massachusetts Youth Count on Facebook: Youth Count Facebook page.