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EdAdvance Leads CT YOUTH COUNT 2019 Survey Efforts in Collaboration with NWCT Community Partners

January 28th, 2019


EdAdvance, the Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) in western CT, is again leading the CT YOUTH COUNT 2019 Survey efforts in northwest CT. This annual survey of youth occurs in locations across the state over a one week period each January; this year the survey is being conducted from January 23rd through January 29th. Facilitated by CT Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) in collaboration with Youth Engagement Teams across the state, the survey aims to estimate the number of youth who are homeless or unstably housed, track patterns of youth homelessness, and the duration of homelessness. Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, Executive Director of EdAdvance commented, “Our agency is proud to be a lead partner in this effort, as comprehensive data from the Youth Count is vital to advocating for the services and resources needed to end homelessness in our region and across the state.”  


This effort involves close collaboration with homeless services, youth agencies, and a host of community partners. Michelle Anderson, Director of Early Childhood & Family Programs at EdAdvance and co-lead of the Litchfield/Waterbury Youth Engagement Team added, “we are grateful to our community partners including: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Center for Youth and Families, Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington, CT Department of Children and Families Torrington Area Office, Family Strides, FISH, Gathering Place, Mental Health CT,  New Opportunities, Northwestern CT Community College, Northwest CT YMCA, Susan B. Anthony Project, Torrington Area Health District, Torrington Library, Torrington Public Schools, and the Torrington Teen Center. EdAdvance programs joining in this effort include Foothills Adult & Continuing Education, Nurturing Families Network, Family Resource Centers, and Education of Homeless Children and Youth Services.” For more information on the Youth Count and Youth Homelessness, contact Michelle Anderson at andersonm@edadvance.org or the CT Coalition to End Homelessness at cceh.org.
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