Y2Y New Haven (engagement of student
youth to New Haven’s homeless youth) is a non-profit institution that will provide intermediate housing for local homeless youth.
Its mission statement reads as follows:
“Y2Y New Haven’s mission is to help disrupt the cycle of homelessness through opening a student-run and gender-inclusive overnight programs for young people (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness. Y2Y New Haven focuses on getting young people quickly off the streets into a safe and welcoming environment supported by concrete pathways out of homelessness and opportunities for leadership development.”
Y2Y New Haven is being designed as a second floor, as part of the renovation of the existing single-floor building on 924 Grand Avenue, which houses the related non-profit organization,
Youth Continuum, which works to assist homeless youth in multiple ways including medical, legal, psychiatric, and employment opportunities. The joint mission of these two coordinated organizations is to help young adults gain a meaningful, productive relationship with society.
The project is being designed in by Turner Brooks Architect in collaboration with Duo Dickinson Architect.
For more information about Y2Y New Haven, see the
Y2Y New Haven website.