October 26, 2015
For more information contact:
Caitlin Golden (617) 367- 6447 ext. 28
YOUNG ADULT LEADERS TO HOLD UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH HOMELESSNESS ADVOCACY DAY AT THE STATE HOUSE ON OCTOBER 29th
In partnership with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, the young adult leaders of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) will hold an Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Legislators and state leaders will be invited to listen to young adults as they share stories of their personal experiences with homelessness and their perspectives about what must be done to end youth homelessness. Youth and advocates also will share updates on current state initiatives to address youth homelessness. The event will be hosted by Representative Jim O’Day, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, Representative Kay Khan, and Senator Jason Lewis.
WHERE: Massachusetts State House, House of Representatives Members Lounge
WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
WHO: Young adults from MHSA’s LDP, joined by staff from MHSA and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
***Photo and Video Opportunity***
LDP participants will share their stories and give a group presentation about ways the Commonwealth can address unaccompanied youth homelessness.
Ayala Livny and Kitty Zen, Co-Facilitators of the LDP
Kelly Turley, Director of Legislative Advocacy at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
Caitlin Golden, Director of Public Relations & Community Engagement at MHSA
The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is a nonprofit public policy advocacy organization with the mission of ending homelessness in the Commonwealth. MHSA membership includes 100 community-based agencies statewide. For more information, visit www.mhsa.net.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (the Coalition) is a statewide nonprofit organization with the mission to eradicate poverty and homelessness from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, while serving as a voice along with people experiencing homelessness in their struggle for decent housing, adequate income, and accessible services. For more information, please visit www.mahomeless.org.
For more information about this event, please contact Caitlin Golden at (617) 367-6447 ext. 28 or firstname.lastname@example.org.