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/Story/clevelandcuyahoga-co-to-house-100-homeless-youth-in-100-days/

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