A new Coalition to End Youth Homelessness aims to ensure that the issue of youth homelessness gets the attention it needs. The Coalition was initiated by Focus Ireland and the National Youth Council of Ireland, and involves founding members from across the homeless and youth sectors. Find out more about the coalition at www.endyouthhomelessness.ie
Welcoming the launch of the coalition at the Focus Ireland National Conference on Youth Homelessness St Stan said: “Young people have already paid a high price for the austerity years and many have become homeless and marginalised. Even if the state cannot provide housing immediately, they should at least provide suitable accommodation for them that gives young people respect, dignity and privacy and the support they need to become mature adults. The hostel accommodation being provided for young people at present is anything but appropriate and is certainly most unsuitable for young people.”
The Coalition to End Youth Homelessness is initiated by Focus Ireland and the National Youth Council of Ireland and has received widespread support from organisations in the Youth and Homeless sectors including Crosscare, Threshold, SVP, BeLonG To and USI.