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100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness Update: Community Spotlight!


100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness


Change Stewards, Mid-Point Review, & Spotlight on Central CAN

The 100 Day Challenge teams have been hard at work. On June 6th, Rapid Results Institute conducted a pre- midpoint review session with the Change Stewards. At this training, Change Stewards discussed the three dimensions of success of the 100-Day Challenges: performance against goal indicators, team experience, and system shifts.

Renewed energy and enthusiasm emerged from the conversation as the Change Stewards shared their communities’ challenges, opportunities for regional collaboration, communication, peer learning, and hopes as to the outcomes.

Local Efforts

At the local level, the teams are experiencing a new spirit of collaboration emerging across agencies and organizations. Many organizations are stepping up to be part of the teams and helping teams to achieve their goals.

In the Central CAN (CCAN), the Bristol Boys and Girls Club has offered their showering facilities to any youth/young adults in need during the 100 Day Challenge and afterwards.

The New Britain Mayor’s Task Force to End Homelessness donated 40 bus passes to help youth who are experiencing transportation barriers in the region.

The Mayor of New Britain did a Facebook-live video with the team leader to discuss the 100 Day Campaign and the team’s goal. She also shared the CCAN 100 Day Challenge flyer on her Facebook page which is helping the team identify more youth in need of services. The Department of Housing has opened five Young Adult Family Preference Housing Choice Vouchers to be utilized by Central CAN. Lastly, Journey Home has donated $10,000 to the CCAN efforts.

The Southeast team hosted an informational session with community partners and system leaders. The Fairfield County Team organized a resource fair with guest speakers, food, and a lot of information sharing.

In the News:

The regional teams have been doing some amazing media placements & communications around the 100-Day Challenge!


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