The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and the newly opened Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter introduced a joint volunteer recruiting initiative in an effort to share resources in their combined mission of combating homelessness in Cambridge
Though the fear of winter is ever-present for Cambridge’s homeless population, shelters, including the new student-run initiative Y2Y Harvard Square, aim to mitigate the additional strains felt during winter months with increased resources.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at the opening celebration for Y2Y Harvard Square, the youth homeless shelter that will be opening in December. “All young people have a right to live safely and with dignity,” Senator Warren said. “Y2Y Harvard Square will play an important role as a safe place and resource for youth in our community who need a chance to get back on their feet.”
Felicia Lovejoy, a Boston-based musician, performs at the Y2Y Harvard Square opening celebration. The event took place on Nov. 6 in First Parish Church, whose basement is home to the shelter opening in December.
Sarah A. Rosenkrantz ’14 and Samuel G. Greenberg ’14 receive a standing ovation as they thank the community for their assistance in creating Y2Y Harvard Square, a youth-led homeless shelter set to open in December.
Sarah A. Rosenkrantz ’14 and Samuel G. Greenberg ’14 speak at the opening celebration for Y2Y Harvard Square. The shelter will be home to 22 gender-inclusive beds for homeless young adults ages 18 to 24.
The shelter, set to open to young adults between the ages 18 and 24 in December, looks to serve as a “sanctuary” for local homeless youth.
Harvard students joined activists from Black Lives Matter in Cambridge as they marched down Massachusetts Avenue on Sunday, rallying for affordable housing protection and wage reform.
Following Boston Mayor Marty J. Walsh’s pronounced commitment to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, city officials said Boston has made “tremendous progress.”
Leaders of Y2Y look to raise the last $50,000 of a $1.25 million fundraising goal through a crowdsourcing campaign to open a student-run shelter for homeless youth.
Liz J. Powers ’10, founder of ArtLifting, talks to visitors during the opening of “Life-Changing Art” at the Harvard Ed Portal on Saturday evening. ArtLifting, which is partnering with the Ed Portal to open the new exhibit, is an organization that seeks to provide a way of earning an income to homeless or disabled artists across the country.
The exhibition focuses on the positive potential of the homeless and disabled artists ArtLifting represents.
The new charging station, located in the CVS vestibule at 6 JFK St., solicits donations for a student-run youth homeless shelter that is scheduled to open this fall.