“When you are walking down Brattle [Street] or Mass. Ave., you see these kids every single day. You cannot ignore them, nor can you ignore their need.” – Denise Jillson, executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association
Last week we announced the launch celebration of Y2Y Harvard Square (Y2Y), a student-run overnight shelter that employs a youth-to-youth model to provide a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness. Today we’re excited to unveil our designs for the new space, which incorporates the ideas and needs of the youth, Y2Y, Youth on Fire, and First Parish Church. It is our privilege to play a part in building a better, safer and more uplifting environment for young people who need it most.
Stay tuned for additional updates and news. We cannot wait to see the program open in November!
Want to learn more?
Visit Y2Y’s website here: http://y2yharvardsquare.org/
The Boston Globe recently ran a great front-page piece on the organization and project. Read the full article here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/04/12/building-haven-for-young-homeless-harvard-square/ypem7ESLd6xkn9E1xoMRcI/story.html