Y2Y New Haven is a joint initiative of students across New Haven, Youth Continuum, and Y2Y Network to open a student-run overnight program for young adults (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Greater New Haven. Y2Y New Haven will employ a youth-to-youth model to provide a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness. Y2Y guests have opportunities to collaborate with service providers, other youth experiencing homelessness, and student volunteers to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness and develop skills for long-term success. Y2Y provides opportunities for both guests and volunteers to become the next generation's leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness.
Volunteering at Youth Continuum shelter.
Y2Y New Haven members will volunteer weekly at Youth Continuum shelter, a local overnight crisis housing shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in New Haven.
Y2Y volunteers complete one weekly shift at Youth Continuum, a local overnight crisis housing shelter for youth experiencing homelessness. At their shift, volunteers will assist staff with tasks that need to be completed and build relationships with guests at the shelter.