Ground Breaks On Student-Run Youth Homeless Shelter In New Haven (Elm City Communities)

Date Published: 
January 13th, 2021

From WSHU Public Radio:

Housing advocates broke ground on a 20-bed temporary shelter for homeless youth in New Haven, Connecticut.

The $4 million project will be the first student-run overnight program in Connecticut. The student leadership development group Y2Y will operate the facility, alongside Youth Continuum that has provided counseling services for homeless young people for decades in New Haven.


“I know all too well the need for affordable housing in this community and the important role that Y2Y will play in the continuum of offering housing services offered in this community, this is such an amazing project,” said Karen DuBois Walton, who heads the city’s housing authority.

Read WSHU's article "Ground Breaks On Student-Run Youth Homeless Shelter In New Haven," featuring Elm City Communities. 

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