In today’s issue of The Boston Globe, an article by Lisa Wangsness highlights the incredible work of Y2Y Harvard Square. Led by two Harvard graduates, Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz, Y2Y Harvard Square is scheduled to open the nation’s first student-run nighttime shelter for homeless youth in November. The shelter will be located in the basement of First Parish in Cambridge.
In partnership with the AIDS Action Committee’s Youth on Fire drop-in center, Y2Y Harvard Square will create an entry point for homeless young adults in Cambridge to access housing and services in an age-appropriate setting. By providing a safe space focused on meeting the unique needs of young adults, Y2Y Harvard Square and Youth on Fire will reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-serve homeless young adults.
Y2Y Harvard Square is a program of the Phillips Brooks House Association, which also operates the student-run Harvard Square Homeless Shelter for adults.
Read the full article: “Building a haven for young, homeless in Harvard Square.”