YDHP Community Plan

In early 2017, a team of service providers and system leaders representing a five-county region in Southeast Ohio (SEOH) were awarded funding as part of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), a federal initiative to develop community responses to prevent and end youth homelessness.
The SEOH YHDP region includes Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs and Vinton counties, a heavily forested rural region in Appalachia with a long history of coal mining and coal production. This coordinated community plan was created to guide the SEOH region’s efforts over the next three years, as stakeholders begin to develop new projects and identify other strategies to improve the region’s ability to respond when youth and young adults experience housing instability and homelessness.