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The Youth REACH MD Program
2017 Youth Count Findings Released!
Between March 1 and April 15, Youth REACH MD conducted its second Youth Count across 10 Maryland regions. The results are in! Over 2,000 youth were identified as on their own and struggling with housing in Maryland in the last year. You can read more about these findings in our 2017 report.
A special thank you to each of the youth who were willing to share their stories with us, and to the many youth ambassadors, volunteers, and staff who helped make this Youth Count possible. We could not have done this without you!
Stay tuned for news on our next Youth Count! We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter at the links at the bottom of this page for continued updates on Youth REACH MD.
The Department of Housing and Community Development, Delegate Mary Washington, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the rest of the Youth REACH MD Steering Committee sincerely thanks all those continuing to support this effort to reach out, engage, and assist to end homelessness for youth in Maryland!
One of the challenges in addressing youth homelessness is knowing how many youth and young adults are experiencing homelessness and what their experiences are like. Experts agree there is a need for a coordinated and consistent approach to effectively enumerate and better understand this population.
Youth REACH MD (Reach out, Engage, Assist, & Count to end Homelessness) is an effort to begin to address this problem in Maryland by obtaining accurate, detailed information on the number, characteristics, and needs of unaccompanied homeless youth to aid in ending and preventing youth homelessness. Learn more about Youth REACH MD.