COHHIO’s Youth Housing Initiative seeks to reduce the barriers that prevent Ohio’s homeless youth and young adults from gaining access to housing, services and stability through furthering advocacy, training and education in order to put an end to youth homelessness across our state. The program also aims to provide at-risk and homeless youth with tools and information to assist them as they navigate systems and communities for supports and services.
Text the keyword 4hope to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes. Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure, and confidential.
The Youth Housing Initiative has developed Taking Charge, an online tool that supports and empowers transition age youth through self-advocacy. This resource assists youth in understanding both their rights and responsibilities. Developed in partnership with youth & young adults, Taking Charge targets 16-24 year-olds and covers 12 topics, including education, well-being, housing and foster care to name a few.
COHHIO Youth Updates
The federal Youth Homelessness Demonstration Grant will provide about $715,000 annually to implement projects that serve [...]
The state’s new $675 million Ohio Student Wellness and Success Fund could help pave the way [...]
Ohio’s homeless rate ticked slightly upward in 2018, representing the first increase in many years, according [...]
COHHIO’s Youth Housing Initiative recently Launched Taking Charge, a new online tool to help young people [...]