An initiative to end youth homelessness, focusing on “unaccompanied youth”, which means a youth or young adult, between the ages of 11 and 24, who is experiencing homelessness or housing instability on their own and are not with their parents or legal guardians.
Click here for a quick guide to Unaccompanied Youth specific resources. Updated regularly. Dial 211 for more information.
Youth Task Force
Bringing together key players in the community to end youth homelessness through collaboration, youth empowerment, and a shared vision. The YTF is a collaboration between Homeless Alliance of Western New York and WNY Coalition for the Homeless and includes the following workgroups: Youth Action Board, YHDP Lead Team, Community Education & Resources, and Coordinated Entry & Outreach.
Visit our Facebook page for updates on current activities and initiatives!
For more information on the Youth Task Force, contact the chairs or send us a Facebook message:
Ariel Peters – [email protected] & Nadia Pizarro – [email protected]
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.
Youth Action Board
“Young people are the voices of their own truth.”
The Youth Action Board exists because youth and young adults who’ve experienced homelessness are leading the effort to end homelessness for all young people. We create innovative solutions by providing a safe space for youth and young adults with lived experience of homelessness to come together to strategize, share stories, learn, and put solutions into action.
Youth Task Force Past Meeting Information:
2/2020: Youth Task Force Quarterly Meeting
7/2020: Youth Task Force Meeting- PowerPoint
1/23/2020 – YHDP Meeting PowerPoint
10/17/19 – YHDP Meeting Power Point
10/2/2019 (with TA providers) – YHDP Kickoff meeting Power Point
10/17/19 – Youth Task Force Meeting Power Point