FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Volunteers are still needed to help with a statewide homeless youth count that began this week and will continue to Jan. 31.
The volunteers assist Opening Doors of Fairfield conduct a statewide count of unstably housed and homeless youth ages 13 to 24.
Working in partnership with the Coalition to End Homelessness, the 2017 CT Youth Count will provide information needed to help end homelessness by 2020, according to an announcement.
Unaccompanied homeless youth and young adults are a largely hidden population.
Some homeless young people are identified during the annual Point-in-Time Count census of homelessness, but many are missed because they do not typically access adult emergency shelters or other homeless services.
Following the ongoing count, schools, youth providers, state agencies, faith-based groups, and youth themselves will collect to gain an understanding of homelessness and housing instability among youth in Connecticut.
Volunteers may register now by clicking here .