We collaborate with leading service providers, policymakers, and academics committed to ending youth homelessness.
Our organization partners are established pioneers in the field, often the creators of the very methods that we implement. Our board brings decades of experience in quantifying and evaluating the impact of interventions for combating homelessness.
A Point Source Youth pilot engages local partners in implementing rapid rehousing, short-term host homes, and family and kinship strengthening programs within the city's existing continuum of care for youth experiencing homelessness. We tailor the length and scope of the pilot to the city's needs, resources, and strengths with an ever-present emphasis on monitoring, ongoing learning, and evaluation.
If you are interested in exploring working with Point Source Youth, a great first step is to apply to our Community Working Group!
In June 2017, key stakeholders in the Baltimore Pilot convened to kick off linkage and referral between programs and ensure a strong platform for effective collaboration. The following partners are each contributing their unique strengths and knowledge to reduce youth homelessness:
Star Track – Star Track is launching family and individual therapy designed for young adults who are homelessness or unstably housed. Program therapists are youth-centered and use a justice framework.
YES! – Youth Empowered Society focuses on serving homeless youth while allying with them to create the change that is needed. YES! will be offering rapid re-housing units with an emphasis on case management and connection to employment.
St. Ambrose Housing Aide – St. Ambrose has a long history of connecting homeowners to interested renters who may not have the capital or credit to thrive in Baltimore's rental market. They are excited to expand to short-term host homes for youth and will recruit 10 hosts in 2017.
New York City
Point Source Youth is proud to be partnering with the following organizations to launch a New York City Pilot that recognizes both the incredible leadership within and complexity of NYC's system of care:
Bailey House – Bailey House is leveraging its experience a supportive housing provider for youth living with HIV and/or who identify as LGBTQ to launch a rapid re-housing program.
Jericho Project – Jericho Project had great success with its rapid re--housing program designed for vets, eight of whom were between the ages of 18-24. Jericho Project received funding for a youth-specific rapid re-housing program and the first youth have been placed in apartments.
Callen-Lorde – Callen-Lorde will be adding family strengthening therapy to its existing wide range of individual and group mental health supports for LGBTQ and HIV+ youth. Youth in the above rapid re-housing programs will be offered options for mobile family and individual therapy.
Point Source Youth is excited to be building its partnerships in San Jose, California! Keep watching this space for more information to be posted soon!
Bill Wilson Center – Serving over children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County, Bill Wilson Center also provides street outreach and transitional housing.
Minneapolis launched in 2016 and is now operating each of the three interventions locally while continuing with the evaluation phase of the program.
Avenues for Youth – Providers of emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment, including the oldest running LGBTQ host home program in the US.
The Link – A leading Twin Cities organization intervening in and preventing youth homelessness through rapid rehousing and other methods.
RECLAIM – Mental health support for queer and trans youth in the Minneapolis area.
Our pilot program in Minneapolis is funded in part by a grant from the Arise Project of the Greater Twin Cities United Way.