Pilot kick-off conversation with Baltimore partners

  Partners from St. Ambrose Housing Aide, Youth Empowered Society!, Star Track, the Mayor's Office of Social Services, and Point Source Youth convene at St. Ambrose Housing Aide

Partners from St. Ambrose Housing Aide, Youth Empowered Society!, Star Track, the Mayor's Office of Social Services, and Point Source Youth convene at St. Ambrose Housing Aide

On June 9th, our partners for the PSY Baltimore Pilot met for lunch and a kick-off conversation about three distinct programs for supporting youth experiencing homelessness: rapid rehousing, host homes, and family and kinship strengthening. The core conversation involved how these three programs can work in an integrated and collaborative way.

There was one resoundingly clear theme: Baltimore's providers are committed to assuring that all young people in the city have access to a safe, secure home; and they are committed to doing the necessary groundwork to make this a reality.

We are thrilled to announce our newest partnership with the University of Maryland’s at Baltimore Star Track program (Special Teens At-Risk, Together Reaching Access, Care and Knowledge). They will be supporting family and kinship strengthening, providing free individual therapy and trans-inclusive healthcare services, as well as Youth Empowered Society! on rapid rehousing, and St. Ambrose Housing Aide on host homes.

In the coming weeks, we will be announcing an official launch of these services. We look forward to building a long-lasting partnership with the University of Maryland and are so grateful for Baltimore's partners who are helping fight the battle of youth homelessness and advocating for mental and emotional stability every day.