All the way back at the beginning of May 2019, Coordinated Access Networks (CANS) across the entire State of CT embarked on 100 Day Challenges to house and/or divert as many homeless and unstably housed youth and parenting youth families as possible. The 100 Day Challenges were opportunities to set ambitious statewide goals to catalyze system change. Through the challenges the YETIs engaged a broad selection of stakeholders that included non-profit agencies, homeless service providers, change stewards, case managers, navigators, and community and state-level leaders—all working in the same direction to quickly house youth in crises.
So what was able to be accomplished during these 100 Days? 397 youth and youth households across the state were either housed or diverted during these 100 Days!