t3, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation, recently published “ a blog post written by Lauren, a graduate of MHSA’s Fall 2015 ,”Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program for young adults. Reflecting on her experiences with homelessness, Lauren writes:
Now, at 23 years, I am trying to make a difference. I completed the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance Leadership Development Program for young adults experiencing homelessness. I have spent time advocating with legislators, policymakers, and the Massachusetts Unaccompanied and Homeless Youth Commission to encourage the state to create more supports and services for homeless young adults. If there had been more prevention programs in place and more support for homeless youth to get housing, my family’s story might have been different.