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Youth

The youth line of work will focus on ending youth and young adult homelessness in Chicago. 2018 activities include right-sizing youth housing interventions and developing youth prevention, as well as bridging to the Department of Child and Family Services, Chicago Public Schools, and the juvenile justice system.

Contact Ceri Moy or Elizabeth Perez with questions about the Youth line of work.

Action Plans

November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018 
March 2018

Workgroups

Youth Advisory Board
The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is made up of youth leaders from Chicago who have previously experienced homelessness. The YAB is currently recruiting new members for 2019. Download the application and instructions here, and submit the application by Nov. 21.

Chicago Task Force on Homeless Youth 
The Chicago Task Force on Homeless Youth is a network of city and state agency officials, youth providers and advocates, and homeless youth working to address the issue of youth homelessness in Chicago. The goal of the Task Force is to create a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate menu of services for youth who experience homelessness in order to prevent homeless youth from becoming the next generation of homeless adults.
Expertise needed: The Task Force is open to anyone interested in working to end homelessness for youth (age 24 and under). Contact Ceri Moy at Ceri.Moy@cityofchicago.org with questions about this group.
Meeting details:

  • November 1st - 3:30-5pm - DFSS (1516 W. Chicago Ave., Room 249A)

Youth Diversion Workgroup
The Youth Diversion Workgroup is tasked with developing a program model and/or system overlay for youth diversion in Chicago. The workgroup is currently researching other communities to learn about promising practices and processes. This workgroup generally meets every other week and meeting dates/times vary. For additional information, please contact Ceri Moy to learn more.

Youth Data Workgroup
The Youth Data Workgroup is tasked with addressing system and program dashboards, performance, evaluation and typology creation. Currently, the workgroup meets every other week. For additional information, please contact Ceri Moy to learn more.

Youth Rapid Re-housing (RRH) Workgroup
The Youth RRH workgroup is tasked with developing a program model design for rapid rehousing for youth experiencing homelessness. This workgroup is currently determining meeting dates, but anticipates to begin meeting in November. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Perez to learn more.

Youth Point-In-Time Workgroup
The Youth PIT workgroup is tasked with reviewing the 2018 youth PIT process and youth PIT survey. This workgroup will develop recommendations on the PIT process for youth in the upcoming 2019 PIT count. This workgroup is anticipated to begin meeting in November 2018. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Perez to learn more.        

Youth Employment Workgroup
The Youth Employment workgroup was developed as a joint workgroup from the Employment Line of Action as well as Youth Line of Action. This workgroup is comprised of individuals with expertise in the employment sector and youth sector. This workgroup will be discussing the Inspiration Corp research report and determining a research replication for youth. The workgroup will discuss protocl and metholodgy for youth as well as outlining next steps for the final proposed research project. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Perez to learn more.

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project

The Chicago Continuum of Care submitted an application for HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) in April 2018. If selected, Chicago could receive between $1 and 15 million for new innovative youth programming designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. Portions of the YHDP application and other resources are below: 

Proposal Narrative and Supplemental Information
YHDP Team
Current Resource Capacity
Youth System Map
Stakeholder Chart
Visual notes from Coordinated Commnity Planning meeting
Youth System Blueprint
Youth System Blueprint PowerPoint Presentation to Youth Task Force