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Exciting News at Y2Y Network: Another Successful Season Has Begun!!

October 19, 2023

Seasonal opening of Y2Y Harvard Square went off without a hitch!

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


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


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

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


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

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.

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


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 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.

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


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 -


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 -


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


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

Local Newspaper Highlights Y2Y Harvard Square


Local Newspaper Highlights Y2Y Harvard Square

Cambridge Hosts First Head of the Charles Regatta in Two Years


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


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.

In Harvard Square, a community fridge warms up Church Street


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

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