This September, Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles will pledge to end youth homelessness with The 100-Day Challenge, a nationwide effort to reinvest resources to assist young people in securing safe and stable housing.
The 100-Day Challenge is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, A Way Home America, the Rapid Results Institute, and leaders local to major U.S. cities and beyond. Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles were selected as host cities for their bold, often innovative programs to curb homelessness in their cities.
Did you know that the U.S. Federal Government has pledged to eradicate youth and family homeless in America by the year 2020? The 100-Day Challenge is among many programs in place, like the True Colors Fund, to chip away at this issue of unique urgency to the LGBT community, as an astounding 20% of homeless youth are self-identified as LGBT, compared to a general youth population of only 10%.
The time to act is now. To draw inspiration from movers and shakers on the frontlines, visit the 100-Day Challenge here and learn how you can make a priceless contribution to the life of a homeless child.