Update from the South!
Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Meetings on Rapid Rehousing
Point Source Youth - South, is hitting the ground running as Larry and Todd, our new Associate Directors, South, are meeting with amazing community partners and Continuum of Care (CoC) leads throughout North Carolina. The two had productive introductory meetings with RAIN and Time Out Youth Center, two remarkable Charlotte-based organizations that have been supporting youth for decades. In addition to talking with these organizations about expansions of rapid rehousing options for young adults in the city and strengthening their long-term host home program for LGBTQ youth, Larry and Todd also had a fruitful meeting with the Charlotte/Mecklenburg County CoC lead, Rebecca Pfeiffer, discussing ways Point Source Youth can support and expand the current housing resources for Charlotte’s youth.
Raleigh and Durham housing agencies meetings
Additionally, Larry and Todd went to Raleigh and Durham for eight meetings with staff from housing agencies supporting youth, executive directors of two LGBTQ centers, and representatives from the Raleigh/Wake County, Durham, and Balance of State CoCs. This highlights the importance of Southern-based work in Point Source Youth’s mission to end youth homelessness across the country.
Stay tuned for more updates from the South as we expand our efforts to empower agencies and support youth experiencing homelessness throughout the region.
We look forward to more successful launches in 2017 and reporting on their progress!