Participants Wanted for Youth Information and Service Referral Survey

Institute for Community Research
 

Giving homeless and at-need youth a platform to speak up about their experiences and input is crucial to understand their needs and the barriers that prevent youth from accessing resources. Youth involvement in research and policy development is an important process for service providers, advocates, and policymakers to encourage. Over the past six months, the Institute for Community Research has been working with a group of young adult researchers between the ages of 16 to 24 who have experienced some form of housing instability. This group studies the barriers young people in Connecticut experience while attempting to access information and resources about housing and their needs.

The young researchers, referred to as the Youth Action Hub, have recently created a survey, and are now asking for support from service providers and agencies connected to youth. The purpose of the survey is to understand young people’s experiences finding information about how they could access housing, shelter, food, and other services. The data collected will be used to develop recommendations for improving the design of an information and referral system for young people in the state.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Service providers and agencies are encouraged to share this survey link and flyer to youth who might be interested in taking the survey. The survey is online and easily accessible using computers or mobile phones and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and participants get the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire or a $20 Visa Gift card.

This study is conducted in collaboration with the Connecticut’s Center for Children’s Advocacy, the Reaching Home Opening Doors Youth and Young Adult Homelessness Workgroup, and is funded by the Melville Charitable Trust.

If you are a youth between the ages of 14 to 24, click here to take the survey.

Click here to view the flyer.

 
 

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