October 12, 2016

Cuyahoga County working to house 100 homeless youth in 100 days as part of 100-Day Challenge

In September, Cleveland/Cuyahoga’s A Place 4 Me initiative set an ambitious goal to house 100 homeless youth ages 18-24 by December 18, 2016. This goal was established as part of Cleveland/Cuyahoga County’s 100-Day Challenge to prevent and end youth homelessness.

Following a competitive nationwide search, A Way Home America chose three cities—Cleveland, Austin and Los Angeles—to participate in 100-Day Challenges and receive coaching support from the Rapid Results Institute, a national non-profit organization with experience and results in time-limited initiatives.

The Cleveland/Cuyahoga County team, represented by city and county agencies and non-profits, met for the first time in September in Texas with representatives from the two other participating cities, with Cleveland setting its goal to house 100 young adults in 100 days.

Several news outlets published stories about the 100-Day Challenge following the meeting in Texas. These stories included:

Cleveland/Cuyahoga Co. Participating in 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness, by WCPN Ideastream

Youth Goals: House 100 Homeless Kids in 100 Days, by Cleveland Magazine

New Podcast from AWHA + T3: #100DayChallengeAccepted, by A Way Home America

About A Place 4 Me (Cleveland/Cuyahoga County)
A Place 4 Me is a cross-sector initiative that harnesses the strengths and resources of its partners to prevent and end homelessness among young adults age 15 to 24 in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County. A Place 4 Me is a collaboration led by a steering committee consisting of the YWCA Greater Cleveland; Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services, including the Division of Children and Family Services and the Office of Homeless Services; FrontLine Service; the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative; and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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