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Community Development , Homelessness , Supportive Housing

Participants Needed for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Study

8 April 2013

In order to develop a responsive delivery system for unaccompanied and homeless youth, we must first examine the scope of experiences of these youth and identify their needs.

In an effort to do so, the Partnership for Strong Communities, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, and the Center for Children’s Advocacy are working with researchers at Yale University to conduct an unaccompanied homeless youth study that captures qualitative data on this undercounted and underserved population. The study will inform the development of a formal methodology for identifying unaccompanied and homeless youth and create a profile of the population and their system needs. 

The study consists of key informant interviews and surveys among youth who are between the ages of 16 and 24 who in the past year have:

  • Couch-surfed
  • Lived with a friend/family member that is not a legal guardian
  • Run away from home
  • Stayed in a shelter
  • Slept in a car, park, abandoned building, or public space

The study is completely anonymous and participants are compensated with a $20 gift card. For information on how to participate, please contact Ashleigh Eubanks at or by calling (860) 906-6272.

Please share this flyer with youth who qualify or providers that work with youth experiencing homelessness.