t3, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation, recently published “Stories of Youth Homelessness & Resiliency: Kay,” a blog post written by Kay, a graduate of MHSA’s Fall 2015 Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program for young adults. Kay reflects:
Since those first nights on the streets, I have joined the Advisory Board of Y2Y Harvard Square: a student-run overnight shelter providing a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness. It helps build a place for teenagers to get support, food, and a warm bed.
I never want anyone else to go through what I have been through. Hopefully, they won’t have to. I want to hold onto the memory of those nights and some of the help I received so whenever I feel down and depressed, I can remind myself that if I can survive that experience, I can survive anything.