100-DAY CHALLENGE: CONNECTICUT

In April 2019, eight Connecticut communities (Central, Fairfield County, Greater Hartford, Greater New Haven, Middlesex Meriden Wallingford, Northeast, Southeast, and Waterbury/Litchfield) launched their own 100-Day Challenges. The system in each community was reinvigorated by the unreasonably ambitious goals the teams set, and the 100-Day countdown is underway! IN THE NEXT 100 DAYS… 

CENTRAL, CT

GOAL: In 100 Days we will safely and stably house 40 unaccompanied youth and young adults between the ages of 16-24, 80% of whom will be actively engaged with one or more of the following supportive services: Health, Education and Employment.

View real time progress of Central, CT here. 

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT

GOAL: In 100 Days we will safely and stably house and/or divert 75 young adults between the ages of 18-24. 50% will be employed or actively engaged in an educational or employment program.

View real time progress of Fairfield, CT here. 

GREATER HARTFORD, CT

GOAL: In 100 Days we will safely and stably house 75 youth and young adults between the ages of 16-24 with 60% (40 YYA) connected to education, employment and/or life skill training and 35% (26 YYA) being involved in juvenile justice and/or reentry.

View real time progress of Greater Hartford, CT here. 

GREATER NEW HAVEN, CT

GOAL: In 100 youth in 100 days, this includes pregnant and parenting youth ages 14-24. 75% of those youth will be connected to needed resources (education, employment, mental health, DCF reentry, etc) through a coordinated referral process.

View real time progress of Greater New Haven, CT here. 

MIDDLESEX MERIDEN WALLINGFORD, CT

GOAL: In 100 Days we will safely and stably house 40 youth, young adults and qualified youth families between the ages of 16-24, 20% being identified by McKinney-Vento Liaisons and 20% being identified by DCF.

View real time progress of Middlesex Meriden Wallingford, CT here. 

NORTHEAST, CT

GOAL: In 100 Days we will safely and stably house 30 youth and young adults between the ages of 16-24 with 40% connected to an educational setting and 50% having discounted and/or free transportation.

View real time progress of Northeast, CT here. 

SOUTHEAST, CT

GOAL: In 100 Days we will safely and stably house 40 youth, of which 25% will be identified as 14-17 years old and we will raise awareness and collaborate with DCF, HUD, DOE, DMHAS, and Employment to ensure all youth are identified and data is collected.

View real time progress of Southeast, CT here. 

WATERBURY/LITCHFIELD, CT

GOAL: In 100 Days we will safely and stably house 50 youth and young adults between the ages of 16-24. 30% of youth and young adults will be connected to employment services and 60% of youth and young adults that are currently enrolled in school will be referred to McKinney-Vento Liaison, 20% we will assist with getting their GED/HS diploma, 100% will be connected to Mental Health, if necessary.

View real time progress of Waterbury/Litchfield, CT here.