You may have heard that LA County is participating in a 100 Day Challenge on youth homelessness hosted by A Way Home America!
A Way Home America is a national initiative supporting communities in reaching the federal goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020. Out of nineteen communities that applied for the opportunity, only three were selected: Los Angeles, Austin, and Cleveland.
LAHSA set a goal to stably house at least 100 youth in 100 days through the coordinated entry system for youth ("Youth CES"). In the process of housing homeless youth, each SPA team will be implementing Youth CES in their region, which will lay the foundation for a coordinated community response that will ensure experiences of youth homelessness become rare, brief, and non-reoccurring.
We’re very proud of our team’s commitment and dedication during this 100 day challenge.