Young Adult Services

Young adults ages 18-24 need specialized care when they find themselves homeless or in unstable housing situations. At The Connection, our homeless young adult services focus on connecting people to the community resources they need, expanding and nurturing their natural supports, and developing independent living skills. Young adults can access services by calling 211.
Referral Needed
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Former Foster Care Youth Services

The Connection is able to provide time-limited case management services and financial assistance to young adults age 18-24 who were in Connecticut DCF care on their 18th birthday (but who are no longer in care).

Rochelle Currie
(860) 343-5500 ext. 2082rcurrie@theconnectioninc.org
Statewide
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Meriden Middlesex Wallingford Young Adult Crisis (MMWYAC)

Providing housing and individualized case management services to support homeless young adults so they can maintain their safety while identifying long-term housing.

Referrals are received through 211.

Stacy HookerMiddletown
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Rapid Rehousing for Emerging Adults

The Rapid ReHousing for Emerging Adults program works with homeless young adults aged 18-24 in the Greater Hartford coordinated access region. The program provides time-limited rental assistance to eligible young adults along with intensive community-based case management services targeted towards housing stabilization and self-sufficiency.

The program does not accept direct referrals and all homeless and unstably-housed young adults aged 18-24 should contact 211 for housing and shelter services.

Elizabeth AllwoodStatewide
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Start Program for Young Adults

Providing supportive housing, individualized treatment services, and life-skills education to young adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in order to obtain/ sustain education and employment so they can be financially self-sufficient when they are discharged from the program.

All referrals are received through 211.

John LawlorStatewide
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Start Program for Young Adults Emergency Housing

Providing short-term supportive housing, individualized treatment services, and life-skills education to young adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless so they can secure long-term housing, employment, and connections.

All referrals are received through 211.

John LawlorHartford

Frequently Asked Questions

All program participants are referred through the 211 system.

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