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Massachusetts Youth Count 2020

Massachusetts Youth Count 2020
Posted February 5, 2020, last updated April 15, 2020

** This year's Youth Count, which had been scheduled for Monday, April 13th - Sunday, May 17th, is cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. **

The Massachusetts Youth Count mobilizes youth, young adults, youth providers funded by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Continua of Care, schools, and other community partners to survey young people under the age of 25 from all across the Commonwealth who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability. The insights and data gathered from the survey process are used to influence advocacy and programming to address youth and young adult homelessness. The Coalition has been a lead collaborator with the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth since the inception of the Massachusetts Youth Count back in 2014.

As noted above, this year's Youth Count, which had been scheduled for Monday, April 13th - Sunday, May 17th, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The results of last year's Massachusetts Youth Count are now available. Read the 2019 Youth Count report (PDF) and Executive Summary (PDF) from the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth here. Regional data is posted on our Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness page.

For more details about the Coalition's advocacy on addressing and ending youth and young adult homelessness, please click here:unaccompanied youth and young adult homelessness page or contact Kelly. Follow the Massachusetts Youth Count on social media: Youth Count Facebook page and Youth Count Twitter feed. Please also see our coronavirus/COVID-19 page for news and advocacy requests.