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Juneau Youth Services. Serving Homeless Youth: More Than Shelter and Housing September 29, 2014. More Than Shelter and Housing. What do homeless youth need: Shelter/housing Support services. Cornerstone Shelter. Who we serve Boys and girls, ages 10-18

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Juneau youth services

Juneau Youth Services

Serving Homeless Youth: More Than Shelter and Housing

September 29, 2014


More than shelter and housing
More Than Shelter and Housing

  • What do homeless youth need:

    • Shelter/housing

    • Support services


Cornerstone shelter
Cornerstone Shelter

  • Who we serve

    • Boys and girls, ages 10-18

    • Runaway and homeless youth, or at risk of homelessness

    • Youth in unsafe living situations

    • Youth who need a time-out from their families


Cornerstone shelter1
Cornerstone Shelter

  • Shelter services

    • 10 beds

    • Both custody and non-custody youth

    • Includes room, board, and clothing

    • Safety is always the first priority


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Cornerstone Shelter

  • Support services

    • Crisis assistance

    • Assessments and service plans

    • Family mediation and therapy services

    • Educational support/credit recovery

    • Skill-building and recreational activities

    • Substance abuse education and counseling

    • Referrals and Aftercare support


Cornerstone shelter3
Cornerstone Shelter

  • 2013 service data

    • Number of youth served: 122

    • Number of admissions: 156

    • Number of bed nights: 2,356

    • Daily service hours per youth: 9.64


Cornerstone shelter4
Cornerstone Shelter

  • Outcomes

    • Safety

      • Safe/Stable Exits: 97.9%

    • Well-Being

      • Life Skills/Therapy Participation: 100%

      • Maintain/improve educational standing: 95.7%


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Cornerstone Shelter

  • Outcomes

    • Self-Sufficiency

      • Positive Youth Development activities: 93.5%

    • Permanent Connections

      • Reunited with Families: 54.4%

      • Participate in other JYS programs: 87.0%


Transitional living program
Transitional Living Program

  • Who we serve

    • Males and females,16-22 years old

    • Homeless or at risk of homelessness

    • Need for support services

    • Able to achieve independent living in 18 months

    • Medical and behavioral health issues must be actively managed


Transitional living program1
Transitional Living Program

  • Housing Services

    • Cornerstone Apartments

      • 4 beds for youth ages 16-17

    • Black Bear Apartments

      • 13 beds for youth ages 18-22


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Transitional Living Program

  • Support Services

    • Crisis intervention

    • Assessment and Service Planning

    • Life-skills services

    • Education and training services

    • Employment services

    • Mentoring activities

    • Aftercare support


Transitional living program3
Transitional Living Program

  • 2013 service data

    • Number of youth served: 56

    • Number of bed nights: 4,242


Transitional living program4
Transitional Living Program

  • Outcomes

    • Safety

      • Safe/Stable Exits: 77.0%

    • Well-Being

      • Positive education engagement: 100%

      • Employed: 61.5%

      • Maintained/improved physical health: 100%

      • Maintained improved mental health: 76.9%


Transitional living program5
Transitional Living Program

  • Outcomes

    • Self-Sufficiency

      • Life skills training: 100%

      • Positive Youth Development activities: 100%

    • Permanent Connections

      • Positive, stable adult relationships: 94.0%


Example of a success story
Example of a Success Story

  • “360 North” A Roof—Everyone Deserves a Roof Over Their Head

    • Featured story on JYS Transitional Living Program


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