For the very first time, there is a concerted effort to count the number of homeless youth living on the streets. 11 News joined the Youth Reach Maryland Coalition, the group counting this population. It took only minutes for them to identify homeless youth under the age of 24 because formerly homeless youth are called upon […]
The 2015 Youth REACH MD Survey period has closed. The Department of Housing and Community Development, Delegate Mary Washington, the University of Maryland, and the rest of the Youth REACH MD Coalition would like to sincerely thank all those who participated. We would especially like to thank the numerous youth ambassadors, volunteers, and partners that […]
An increase over the past decade in the number of homeless children in Frederick County is worrying. In 2006, the number was 39. Now, it’s 87, according to point-in-time data from the Metropolitan Washington-Council of Governments and the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of homeless children is higher than its peak in 2008 and 2009, […]
What is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM)? NRPM is spearheaded each year by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) and National Network for Youth (NN4Y). The goals of NRPM are two-fold: 1. To raise awareness of the runaway and homeless youth crisis and the issues that these young people face 2. To educate the public about […]
Wednesday September, 30th at 10:40am on WEAA 88.9FM. Mark will be talking to Maryland State Delegate Mary Washington, who has championed of Youth REACH MD in the state legislature; Ryan Shannahan, Youth REACH MD Project Manager; and Sergio Hopkins, a 26-year-old homeless youth advocate and peer intern at YES (Youth Empowerment Services) who has been […]
Maryland Delegate Mary Washington and Ryan Shannahan will appear on Midday with Dan Rodricks on Friday, September 25, 2015 from Noon to 1pm. They will discuss youth homelessness, the upcoming count and #icount campaign.
Maryland Delegate Mary Washington, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, will appear on WBAL-TV’s “Sunday Morning Q&A” on September 27th at 9:30 AM. A leader and key advocate on unaccompanied and homeless youth issues, Delegate Washington will discuss the purpose and goals of the Youth REACH MD project leading up to the youth […]
Youth REACH MD Collects Data September 28 Through October 4 in Six Regions Baltimore, Md., September 14, 2015 — The Youth REACH MD Coalition will soon launch Maryland’s first ever survey and census of youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness. This innovative pilot will identify the number of unaccompanied youth and young adults […]