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The Youth REACH MD Program
The 2018 Youth Count is Here!
Youth REACH MD is currently conducting its 2018 Youth Count Survey across 20 of Maryland’s 24 counties! It is all happening between March 3 and April 15.
Want to have your voice counted? Want to help? Visit our Locations page to learn when the count will be happening in your area or to contact your local Youth REACH MD representative.
We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter at the links below for count updates. You can learn more about Youth REACH MD on our What is Youth REACH MD? page, and review the results of our 2015 and 2017 Youth Counts on our Publications page.
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 Coalition would like to sincerely thank 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.