2018 Youth Count Findings Released!
In the spring of 2018, Youth REACH MD conducted its third Youth Count across 20 counties in Maryland. The results are in! Almost 3,000 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 2018 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 and other efforts to end and prevent youth homelessness in Maryland, including a new Maryland Youth Homelessness Symposium! 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, 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!
Experts agree there is a need for a coordinated and consistent approach to better understand and address youth homelessness. One of the challenges in addressing youth homelessness or housing instability is knowing how many youth and young adults are experiencing homelessness, what their experiences are like, and what are the supportive services that they need.
Youth REACH MD (Reach out, Engage, Assist, & Count to end Homelessness) is an effort to begin to address youth homelessness in Maryland by obtaining information on the number, characteristics, and needs of youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability to help inform efforts to end and prevent youth homelessness. Learn more about Youth REACH MD.