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Fewer homeless in Connecticut, but too many are young

The first-ever statewide count of homeless youth shows as many as 3,000 young people (age 24 or under) facing homelessness in Connecticut and in need of very basic services – including food and shelter. We know that homelessness early in life can set these young people on a trajectory for tragedy and poor life outcomes. We have seen success in coming together to tackle adult homelessness, now we need to do the same for vulnerable young people.