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Helping Y2Y and New Haven’s homeless youth

Throughout the month of April and May, Mason gathered clothing, non-perishable food items, backpacks and more to help make a positive impact for Greater New Haven youth who are experiencing homelessness. The items were presented to Sam Greenberg of Y2Y (center) and Elizabeth Larkin of Youth Continuum (right of Greenberg).  

The facts speak volumes. There are roughly 816 young adults (18 – 24) that are experiencing homelessness. Currently, Greater New Haven has only 12 beds that can accommodate them. Y2Y is working to change this. If you’d like to help, you can make an in-kind donation here or contact Y2Y to lend your support.  

Please contact Jordana George at jgeorge@mason23.com if you’d like to donate items, and we’ll make arrangements to facilitate. 

Mason Donates to Y2Y

Pictured from left to right: Lin Ung, John Lewis, Eliza Gladwin, TJ Tower, Sam Greenberg, Fran Onofrio, Jordana George, Elizabeth Larkin, a member of the Youth Continuum

More about Y2Y 

Y2Y New Haven’s mission is to create a student-run shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness. Founded in Harvard Square, Y2Y is the nation’s first youth residence of this kind. Together, Y2Y and Youth Continuum are working to establish a location in New Haven to meet the needs of these young adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability. This undertaking, beyond providing a physical residence, also seeks to improve resources and pathways provided to young adults to combat chronic homelessness.