MTA: homeless youth outreach
We partner with entities such as 211, a local information and referral service, to direct youth to emergency shelters and services in Los Angeles County. Our partnership includes the MTA (Market, Train, Assist) Project which advertises in spaces where homeless youth gather.
After countless interviews with homeless youth from throughout Los Angeles County, the number one reason for staying on the streets for months at a time was a lack of knowledge of available homeless youth services.
As a result, Good Seed reached out and coordinated with homeless youth, youth service providers, and government agencies to develop an innovative and ground-up youth focused framework for homeless youth outreach.
Homeless Transition-Age Youth ages 16 – 25 yrs old
Special project is the outreach and engagement of homeless youth at “hotspot” locations to inform and link to youth focused service providers
The Project began in early 2014, and is currently in progress
This project focuses specifically on policy change, community and stakeholder engagement, and collaboration at “hotspot” locations.
After completing hundreds of intakes of homeless youth at Good Seed Shelter, we began to see trends in the homeless youth experiences. We found that upon further questioning, youth were homeless for longer periods if they did not know about youth providers and they often frequented the same locations.
If you are interested in collaborating or volunteering on this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
H.E.R.S. (Homeless Engagement Request System)
In the County of Los Angeles there are over 56,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Good Seed CDC and the Chair of the SPA 6 Homeless Coalition realized many concerned residents desire to assist in outreaching their neighbors experiencing homelessness, however often do not know how. As a result, they reached out to GISCorps for assistance in building out a customized GIS web and mobile solution for residents of Los Angeles County to request outreach teams for individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.