Youth Services

CTI’s Youth Services Program is designed with youth and young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in mind. We offer Transitional Housing Opportunities, Rapid Rehousing, Community Connections and work closely with UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College as part of our College Engagement programming. The team has been working hard to connect with youth and young adults (YYA), identify community resources and work towards stabilization. Our mission is to provide supportive and comprehensive services to some of the estimated 150-250 young adults in the region who are at risk or currently struggling with housing instability each year.

Youth and Young Adult Services Program

CTI’s Youth Services Program Youth Services is designed with youth and young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in mind. We offer Transitional Housing Opportunities, Rapid Rehousing, Community Connections and work closely with UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College as part of our College Engagement programming. The team has been working hard to connect with youth and young adults (YYA), identify community resources and work towards stabilization. Our mission is to provide supportive and comprehensive services to some of the estimated 150-250 young adults in the region who are at risk or currently struggling with housing instability each year. The team is excited about all the wonderful things to come and what this programming will do for all of our young people in need!

Youth Opportunity Center – Building Community for Youths without Homes – Learn More

The 21st Homelessness Marathon live broadcast took place on July 24, 2019 from 10 A.M. to midnight, originating at WMBR (MIT on-campus radio station) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Homelessness Marathon is a unique radio program that gives homeless people and their allies a chance to speak with the nation about their experiences. Broadcasting from a different city each year, the annual 14-hour Marathon features live reports, interviews with advocates and experts, and calls from listeners all over the country.

Above all, the program centers the voices of homeless people talking about their real circumstances, obstacles, and potential solutions.

The goal is to create a dialogue on poverty, its causes and effects, and ideas for solving the homelessness crisis. This goes beyond just talking about homelessness: instead, the Marathon focuses on hearing and learning from the lived experiences of homeless people around the nation… ideas and voices that are completely missing from current political discourse.

STUDENT YOUTH COUNCIL – SUMMIT TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS – September 23, 2019

LISTEN TO AMANDA MALLARDO, DIRECTOR YOUTH SERVICES AND CARL HOWELL, DIVISION DIRECTOR HOUSING AND HOMELESS SERVICES DISCUSS THE UPCOMING 2ND COMMUNITY SUMMIT TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Watch the LTC News piece on the 2nd Annual Summit to End Youth Homelessness  2019

https://www.facebook.com/LTCLowell/videos/vl.2310718275854560/531261090992257/?type=1

Coming soon are multiple 30 mins of TV episodes from the whole summit ~ Stay Tuned!

UPDATED AGENDA

All the hours of the Marathon (in one-hour segments) have now been posted to archive.org. CTI was featured in Hour 2. The mp3 starts with a 5-minute pre-produced report (as all the hours did, except for the first)

ALL 14 HOURS OF THE MARATHON 

HOUR 2 HOMELESSNESS MARATHON WITH CTI – WITHOUT INTRO

 “Hell Is For Children” — Youth Homelessness. Host: Linda Pinkow. Guests include: Carl Howell and Amanda Mallardo from Community Teamwork that works with homeless youth in Lowell, MA plus youths from their program, Ominique Garner, with Boston Youth Action BoardJacob Heart from Y2Y, a shelter in Harvard Square created by youth for youth.

 YOUTH Lowell Advisory Board

Listen to John Cave, Director of YouthBuild; Tim Caldwell, Clinical Case Manager of YouthBuild and LAB (Lowell Advisory Board – Youth) representatives Jasmine Delgado and Jose Cruz discuss LAB and the Community Summit and launch of the Plan to End Youth Homelessness in Lowell happening June 18, 2018.

Listen to Tim Caldwell, Clinical Case Manager for YouthBuild, discuss LAB – the Lowell Advisory Board made up of youth, ages 16-24, who represent the youth effort and perspective – initially in our upcoming June 18th 2018 Community Summit and and the launch of the Plan to End Youth Homelessness in Lowell.

Listen to Michael Collins, Chief Program Officer and Diana Santana, UML Graduate Student and MC of the Summit/Plan to End Youth Homelessness in Lowell discuss the event being held June 18th.

1ST SUMMIT 2018: Community Teamwork welcomes you to join us, City Manager Eileen Donoghue and other representatives to the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center on June 18th for a community summit and launch of the Lowell Plan to End Youth Homelessness. We are expecting over 100 people to attend including: youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness and housing insecurity; representatives from city agencies, including the Department of Planning and Development, Lowell School Department, and Lowell Police Department; elected city and state officials; leaders from state government; staff from Lowell General Hospital and Lowell Community Health Center; local clergy from various faith traditions; and leaders from a broad array of non-profit social service agencies. The day will start with registration and a coffee buffet at 8AM; lunch will be provided and we expect to adjourn by 3PM. Our goal is to create a framework for a comprehensive multi-stakeholder and action-oriented work plan to end youth homelessness in greater Lowell. If you have already registered, we look forward to seeing you.

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