Yale students launch peer-to-peer center to combat youth homelessness
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.
Student-Run Homeless Shelter Y2Y Maintains Reduced Operations Under Covid-19 Safety Measures
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.
Ground Broken On Homeless Youth Housing
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.
Y2Y Breaks Ground On Youth-Guided Shelter Design - NewHavenarts.com
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
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.
New Haven Kickstarts Project To Help Homeless Youth Find Housing and Services - WTNH.com
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.
‘The location could not be more perfect’: Harvard Square lands its first community fridge
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
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.