NEWS

Student-Run Homeless Shelters to Operate at Reduced Capacity This Winter

9/9/2021

As Harvard students returned en masse to Cambridge earlier this month, Harvard student-run homeless shelters have made plans to operate at reduced bed capacity for overnight guests this fall and winter.

Yale Alumni Association honors three Yalies with Yale-Jefferson Award

9/27/2021

The Yale-Jefferson Award is bestowed for outstanding work in public service in Yale’s community and beyond

Student-Run Homeless Shelter Y2Y Maintains Reduced Operations Under Covid-19 Safety Measures

4/28/2021

Y2Y Harvard Square, a youth homeless shelter staffed by Harvard students, has continued to accommodate guests under modified protocols this semester despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, while also recruiting volunteers online and facilitating vaccine distribution for guests and staff.

Yale students launch peer-to-peer center to combat youth homelessness

4/28/2021

A new overnight program for homeless youth called Y2Y New Haven (short for “Youth to Youth”), which is modeled on the nation’s first youth-run homeless shelter in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reinvents the idea of a homeless shelter as a safe space for youth, by youth, with gathering spaces, workshops, and a modern design aesthetic.

Yoseph Boku is geared up to fight for social justice from a biomedical perspective

4/28/2021

Yoseph Boku constantly asks himself: How can I have an impact?

As Covid-19 Rages, Cambridge’s Homeless Shelters Adapt

12/24/2020

Y2Y Harvard Square, a youth homeless shelter usually staffed by Harvard students, implemented a series of changes to its operations in light of the health crisis.

Ground Broken On Student-Run Youth Homeless Shelter In New Haven - WSHU

12/16/2020

Housing advocates broke ground on a 20-bed temporary shelter for homeless youth in New Haven, Connecticut.

Y2Y Breaks Ground On Youth-Guided Shelter Design - NewHavenarts.com

12/16/2020

The poetry wall is now upstairs, just waiting for words to populate its length. The light in the hallways is soft, calming. The beds are intended to feel like small homes, with shutters that sleepers can open and close as they choose. A winding staircase opens into a room flooded with natural light, with an indoor/outdoor porch just a few feet away.

Ground Broken On New Shelter For Homeless Young People In New Haven - New Haven Register

12/16/2020

Young homeless people in the city soon will have a new place to seek shelter and aid in their time of need, as officials and representatives of Y2Y and Youth Continuum symbolically broke ground on construction of a facility on Grand Avenue.

Ground Broken On Homeless Youth Housing

12/16/2020

At the same time that Yale New Haven Hospital workers received the first local dosages of a Covid-19 vaccine, housing advocates in Wooster Square broke ground on a project to help solve “another, longer standing curse in our society, one that gets much less attention” than the novel coronavirus.

New Haven Kickstarts Project To Help Homeless Youth Find Housing and Services - WTNH.com

12/15/2020

A big project is getting underway Tuesday in New Haven. The $4 million project will transform a Grand Avenue counseling center into a national model for helping homeless youth find housing and services.

Y2Y Harvard Square Shelter Reopens With Student-Staffed Program Addressing Youth Homelessness

11/3/2021

CBSN Boston's Breana Pitts spoke to directors at Y2Y Harvard Square shelter about the student-staffed program addressing youth homelessness.

Cambridge Hosts First Head of the Charles Regatta in Two Years

10/25/2021

Students at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School held a bake sale at the regatta to support the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and Y2Y Harvard Square.

‘The location could not be more perfect’: Harvard Square lands its first community fridge

1/6/2017

As food insecurity continues to affect individuals and families throughout Greater Boston, Harvard Square has installed its first community fridge, making it easier for locals to access necessary essentials.

Cambridge’s third community fridge arrives, installed in Harvard Square, already stocked

1/4/2021

A “Fridge in the Square” that lets the hungry stop by to take what they need has been installed in front of The Sinclair nightclub in Harvard Square, the Harvard Square Business Association said Monday. It’s Cambridge’s third.

In Harvard Square, a community fridge warms up Church Street

1/12/2021

The Fridge in the Square provides food and fellowship to an evolving neighborhood.

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