Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter Celebrates Upcoming Opening
The Y2Y Harvard Square shelter, now set to open to young adults between the ages 18 and 24 in late December, looks to serve as a “sanctuary” for local homeless youth. Shelter staffers will include volunteers from Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association, young adults who have previously experienced homelessness, and members of Y2Y’s adult advisory board.
The shelter is in the final phases of construction in the basement of First Parish Church. It will supplement existing services of Youth on Fire, an organization that offers LGBTQ-friendly daytime drop-in services for homeless youth ages 14 to 24 seven days a week.
More than 300 donors helped complete a $50,000 crowdsourcing campaign, marking the end of a $1.25 million capital campaign.
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