Between February and June 2019 the Barnstable County Department of Human Services, with Matthew Aronson Consulting, conducted a Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Homelessness Community Needs Assessment to explore the homelessness system and individual needs of YYA on Cape Cod and the Islands. Community members, service partners, and YYA with lived experience provided input via interviews, focus groups, and surveys on prevention and intervention services and resources for those currently experiencing homelessness. The assessment investigated the experiences of a number of sub-populations including individuals under the age of 18, and between the ages of 18 and 24 (both parenting and unaccompanied) and considered the issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity to understand YYA needs related to stable housing, education, employment, health and well-being, and permanent connections.
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