Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Community Convening

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Global Center for Health Innovation

1 St. Clair Avenue NE

Junior Ballroom A

Cleveland, OH 44114

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Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Community Convening

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
1:00 to 4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow the program
Junior Ballroom A at the Global Center for Health Innovation

Communities across the nation are advancing solutions to youth homelessness that prioritize prevention, the developmental needs and opportunities of young people, and alignment of systems and resources for a more coordinated response.

Since 2014, organizations have come together to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County through the collaborative initiative A Place 4 Me (AP4M). This fall, the initiative received national recognition as one of three communities across the country to accept a 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness. In September 2016, the AP4M partners launched the challenge with an ambitious goal: To house 100 homeless youth (age 18-24) in 100 days and strengthen systems to prevent homelessness for youth aging out of the foster care system.

Join us at this community convening to:

  • Celebrate success. Mark the achievements made during the 100-Day Challenge.
  • Reflect on what we learned. Get details and ask questions of local leaders about lessons from the 100-Day Challenge.
  • Be energized. Hear from national experts who work to prevent and end youth homelessness across the country. We are thrilled to welcome: Megan Gibbard of A Way Home America and Nadim Matta of the Rapid Results Institute.
  • Gain insights from youth. Hear young adults share lived experiences and essential perspectives on the work to prevent and end youth homelessness.
  • Think beyond the 100-Day Challenge. Reflect on results from the overall work of AP4M and next steps for the initiative.
  • Help shape the agenda. Commit and contribute to our community's strategic plan to prevent and end youth homelessness by 2020.

REGISTER TODAY!

We are grateful for your partnership as we work toward our shared vision of a community where all young people have a safe and stable place to call home. We look forward to seeing you January 24!

Questions? Contact Kate Lodge at klodge@ywcaofcleveland.org or Angela D'Orazio at adorazio@sistersofcharityhealth.org.

This event is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.

PARKING

Complimentary valet service for our guests will be located at St. Clair and West Mall Drive. Ask for the youth homelessness meeting. Please plan to arrive early so the valet has time to park your car before the event, which will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.


About A Place 4 Me

A Place 4 Me is a cross-sector initiative that harnesses the strengths and resources of its partners to prevent and end homelessness among young adults age 15 to 24 in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. A Place 4 Me is a collaboration led by a steering committee of the YWCA Greater Cleveland; Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services, including the Division of Children and Family Services and the Office of Homeless Services; FrontLine Service; the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation; and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.

About the 100-Day Challenge Approach

Led by A Way Home America, the 100-Day Challenges in Cleveland, Austin and Los Angeles sought to foster ambitious and innovative approaches to support youth facing homelessness. Each community has been supported in the journey by the Rapid Results Institute to rapidly innovate and test new approaches. The Cleveland/Cuyahoga County 100-Day Challenge has been led and facilitated by A Place 4 Me, an initiative that works to ensure every young person in our community has a safe and stable place to call home. The challenge builds on our community's coordinated strategic plan to prevent and end youth homelessness, and focuses on developing and implementing partnerships to support the housing stability of youth transitioning from the foster care system.

Making it happen, together

We honor the commitment of the many partners in this work, especially those who serve on Cleveland's 100-Day Challenge Team, which includes dedicated professionals from:

A Place 4 Me
• ADAMHS Board
• Bellefaire JCB
• Cleveland Metropolitan School District
• Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services
• Cuyahoga County Jobs and Family Services
• Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services
• EDEN Inc.
• FrontLine Service
• LGBT Community Center
• Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
• Two youth leaders from the community who have experienced homelessness
• YWCA Greater Cleveland

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Global Center for Health Innovation

1 St. Clair Avenue NE

Junior Ballroom A

Cleveland, OH 44114

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