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Stories and Solutions: Youth Homelessness in Harvard Square

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Statistic: On any given night in Harvard Square, the city’s only youth homeless shelter turns away more than 200 young men and women due to lack of space and resources. On Sunday, March 9, we’ll hear firsthand stories from the local young adults who have tried to use these services, the professionals who work in the shelters, and the activists who fight for greater systemic change around the issue of youth homelessness in Cambridge.

Learn about the state of youth homelessness in Cambridge.
Donate socks and underwear for under-resourced shelters (we’ll collect them at the event).
Speak Out by participating in a letter campaign to support House Bill 135, which calls for increased resources targeted specifically for homeless youth.

Panel Features:
Ayala Livny - Program Manager, Youth on Fire (a prevention program of the AIDS Action Committee)
Youth on Fire Speakers Bureau Representative
Sam Greenberg - Overnight Supervisor, Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Representative

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