Franklin County, ME was chosen as one of only five sites nationally to join the 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness. The 100-Day Challenges are a national movement to help communities focus and work together to make rapid change around a particular issue. This challenge launched in early December 2017.
“We’re excited to lead this effort to test strategies that could have positive impacts for homeless youth in Maine and rural areas across the country,” says New Beginnings’ Executive Director Chris Bicknell. New Beginnings will share challenge results statewide and nationally, with technical assistance from A Way Home America, Rapid Results Institute, HomeBase, and U.S. Housing & Urban Development.
The Franklin County Safe Places for Youth In Need (FCSPYN) is the community-wide response to the 100-day Challenge. FCSPYN members are actively working to connect youth in crisis, ages 14-22, to a safe place to be within 12-hours of identification.
For more information follow Franklin County Safe Places for Youth In Need on Facebook.
If you are interested in supporting the costs associated with coordinating the 100-day challenge and ongoing staffing and support of our Farmington satellite office for further outreach services for Franklin-county area youth you can make a designated gift below: