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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Transitional Living Program
  • 2013 service data
    • Number of youth served: 56
    • Number of bed nights: 4,242
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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%
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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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