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Opening Doors for Youth Plan

25 March 2015

On March 25, 2015 the Opening Doors-CT Homeless Youth Workgroup released its Opening Doors for Youth Plan, which provides guidance for how to end homelessness in Connecticut for youth and young adults. This plan was created from a year long, multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at creating a comprehensive integrated network of services for homeless and unstably housed young people ages 14-24 in Connecticut.

Opening Doors for Youth outlines the vision of creating a future when all young people in Connecticut have safe, stable places to live and opportunities to reach their full potential. Strategies necessary to achieve this vision include the following:

  • Hire a statewide youth and young adult housing services coordinator
  • Establish funding and transparency mechanisms for all services targeting youth and young adults with housing instability in the state
  • Create better tools to identify, screen and refer youth in need
  • Expand direct services and support along the housing continuum
  • Provide or improve training and technical assistance for providers
  • Improve collection and use of data
  • Advocate for changes in policy

Click here to read the Plan’s Overview Summary. 

Click here to read the full Opening Doors for Youth plan.