October 13, 2016
Ending Youth Homelessness in the 100 Day Challenge
ACS has been honored to help the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County spread the word about their participation in the 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness.
In September 2016, A Place 4 Me launched a 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness and set an ambitious goal: to house 100 homeless youth (aged 18-25) in 100 days and strengthen systems to prevent homelessness for youth aging out of the foster care system. ACS is helping A Place 4 Me initiative plan and implement communication for the 100-Day Challenge, including developing materials, coordinating media outreach, and planning a symposium in early 2017.
Cleveland was one of only three cities selected by A Way Home America, and rose to the top in a competitive process because of the work already accomplished through A Place 4 Me, a collaborative initiative of more than 30 partners to prevent and end homelessness among young adults ages 15-24. A Place 4 Me’s 100-Day Challenge addresses the unique needs of youth who experienced foster care
With the help of ACS, the Cleveland/Cuyahoga 100-Day Challenge have received news coverage, including stories in IdeasStream and FreshWater Cleveland. Check out the press release here: http://socfcleveland.org/