DuPage County, IL – 360 Youth Services is pleased to announce the launch of our Emergency Shelter Pilot Program! Thanks to an Emergency Services Grant from DuPage County, we’ll begin offering hotel-based emergency shelter to youth on our waitlist until a space opens up for them in our transitional housing program, helping them through the cold winter months.
COVID-19 has drastically increased the need for transitional housing through unemployment, financial hardship and the breakdown of family dynamics. All 38 of our transitional beds are full. We have 20 people on our waitlist and getting more than 20 inquiries a month. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has also reduced capacity at emergency shelters in our area. Many now have waitlists of their own!
With nowhere to safely triage the young people on the waitlist, Housing Director, Carolyn Wahlskog, pursued and won an Emergency Services Grant to provide emergency winter shelter for youth. “These young people will be supported by our transitional housing staff,” she added, “so we can work with them in a meaningful way while helping them through the coldest months.”
ARE YOU A YOUNG PERSON EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS (OR ARE YOU IN NEED OF HOUSING)
630.961.2992, Ext: 1168
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