Homeless Young People Lobby for Youth-Based Shelters


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Homeless young people call on Massachusetts legislators to support a bill that would provide youth-based shelters and services geared for their age group.

These homeless youth told lawmakers on the Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities that they feel safer on the streets rather than endure violence, drug abuse, and theft that are prevalent in shelters. Lawmakers are now looking into the legislation (H 135) that rubber-stamps housing and support services for homeless youth.


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Federal Programs Related to - Crisis Shelter

Programs that provide a temporary place and social services for people who are unable to return to their own homes due to sexual assault, domestic violence or other problems. Battered Women's Shelter; Crisis Nurseries; Domestic Violence Shelters; Family Crisis Shelter; Family Violence Shelters; Runaway Shelters; Safe Houses; Sexual Assault Shelter

Federal Programs Related to - Homeless Shelter

Programs that provide a temporary place to stay for people who have no permanent housing. Bad Weather Shelters; Homeless Drop-In Centers; Homeless Drop In Centers; Mission Housing; Motel Vouchers;

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.




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