The Youth Action Hub conducts rigorous scientific research that has direct implications for policies and practice to end youth homelessness.
We’re Here To End Youth Homelessness
We work closely with partners across the state to identify areas of inquiry that are key to ending youth homelessness. Our partners are representatives of organizations and institutions across Connecticut that are working together to ending youth homelessness in Connecticut by 2020.
In 2016, the Youth Action Hub completed a study that examined young people’s experiences with trying to access housing services through a helpline used as the state’s coordinated entry point for housing services. The purpose of the study was to improve access to housing resources for young people in Connecticut.
Currently, there is a significant gap in knowledge about the long-term impact of youth-centric rapid re-housing programs on young people’s lives and the return on investment for communities. The long-term outcomes for rapid re-housing programs serving youth may be different than for those serving adults.
MORE THAN HOMELESS is a PhotoVoice project about what it’s like to be LGBTQ+ and also experience homelessness as a young person in Connecticut. PhotoVoice is a research method that gives people who typically are not heard a voice and a…
My name is Jay Perry; I’m 25 years old and I have lived in Hartford almost my whole life. I grew up in the DCF (Department of Children and Families) system. I was abandoned by my parents when I was…
I’ve always been a joyful person, even when things hit rock bottom. I’ve always tried to see the silver lining of situations no matter what was happening. We were living in these beautiful apartments in New Britain. We were one…