The Daily Free Press: "Baker administration plan to end youth homelessness in the Commonwealth"

Bridge Over Troubled Waters in the news

Bridge Over Troubled Waters is receiving a $325,000 grant to cover the Boston metro area. Bridge Executive Director Elizabeth Jackson said the organization is partnering with six agencies to distribute the money to them.

“We all know that saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’” Jackson said. “So, as the lead Agency for the Metro Boston Region, Bridge is partnering with six other agencies to develop a stronger village for each youth in need.”

Jackson also said that the support homeless youth receive should be individualized, as not all youth experience the same circumstances.

“It can be a 16-year-old or a 19-year-old, it can be a kid in high school, it could be a kid out of high school, it could be a kid that just needs help with housing and some mental health or addiction services,” Jackson said. “So we want to make sure we provide the individualized support, meet issues where they’re at.”

Read the article: https://dailyfreepress.com/blog/2019/02/06/baker-administration-plan-to-end-youth-homelessness-in-the-commonwealth/