Youth Task Force
A collaboration between Homeless Alliance of Western New York and WNY Coalition for the Homeless, the Youth Task Force’s purpose is to bring together key players in the community to end youth homelessness through collaboration and a shared vision. The Task Force was started by WNY Coalition for the Homeless’ advocate Nadia Pizarro several years ago and has made many strides in alleviating the burdens of homelessness for youth in our community. Each member of the Task Force brings a unique perspective to the table – and each new perspective is a piece of the puzzle we need to end youth homelessness. The Youth Task Force of Erie County and Niagara County and Youth Action Board will focus on ending youth homelessness for unaccompanied youth aged 11 to 24 years.
For more information on the Erie County Youth Task Force, contact the co-chairs of the Youth Task Force:
Ariel Roberta Peters
For more information on the Niagara County Youth Task Force, contact Christine Slocum at [email protected]
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Youth Action Board
The Youth Action Board is made up of youth and young adults with lived experience of homelessness and/or housing instability. Youth are paid for their time spent coming up with creative solutions to ending homelessness in our community.
We are currently meeting in both Niagara Falls and the City of Buffalo. The main focus right now is the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project grant and the design of new projects that will serve youth experiencing homelessness.
Visit our blog for agendas and meeting minutes
We are actively recruiting members!
Contact Ariel Peters at [email protected] if you are interested or for more information.