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Cambridge Shelters Team Up to Address Homelessness

The Harvard Crimson- February 4, 2016 The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and the newly opened Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter introduced a joint volunteer recruiting initiative in an effort to share resources to combat homelessness in Cambridge. Both Y2Y and HSHS require...

A Stylish Safe Haven

The Improper Bostonian- January 15, 2016 Opened in December in the basement of Cambridge’s First Parish Church, Y2Y Harvard Square has not only nearly tripled the number of beds in the Boston area designated for homeless young people, but raised the bar on shelter...

Temporary Housing For Young People, By Young People

NPR- January 6, 2016 Homelessness is hard enough, but being a young adult and homeless brings its own set of challenges. No longer eligible for family shelters, 18- to 24-year-olds can be targets of theft and assault by older homeless adults, experts say. In Boston, a...

Young Adult Homeless Shelter To Open In Cambridge

WBUR- November 6, 2015 A homeless shelter for young adults opens in Cambridge next month. On Friday, hundreds of people who have made the Y2Y shelter a reality celebrated at the shelter's site in Harvard Square. "We have been building this program with the idea in...

Homeless Youth Speak Out: 8 Tips for Service Providers

T3- November 24, 2015 I recently developed a training for future homeless shelter staff with members of Y2Y Harvard Square's Young Adult Advisory Council. After discussing past mistakes service providers have made in interacting with them, we put their words of wisdom...

Building a safe haven for at risk youth in Cambridge

Skanska- November 23, 2015 Skanska’s Boston team is demonstrating what #BuildingWhatMatters means through their efforts to build a new homeless facility for Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run overnight shelter in Cambridge, Mass. Our team donated their time and skills...

Y2Y Harvard Square

Boston Society of Architects- November 13, 2015 Over 600 young people in the Greater Boston area don't have a place to sleep tonight. Architects and their allies want to change that. Y2Y is a student-run overnight homeless shelter in Cambridge opening this fall. Over...

‘Hope is Here’

The Harvard Independent- November 12, 2015 PBHA’s Y2Y youth homeless shelter hosts its opening celebration.  Over thirty years ago, Harvard students saw a need in Harvard Square for a shelter that was dedicated to providing homeless individuals with a sanctuary. This...


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