Harvard Grads Open Student-Run Homeless Shelter for Young Adults

Being homeless is obviously tough, but it can be especially hard as a young adult. Aged out of foster care, young adults are left to adult homeless shelters where their age makes them more vulnerable than older adults. Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg – recent graduates of Harvard – opened Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run homeless shelter for young adults, to offer an alternative solution. Now, homeless youth ages 18 to 24 in the Boston area can count on having a safer place to sleep at night. “Young people don’t feel safe, and often aren’t, in adult shelters,” said Rosenkrantz told Huffington Post. “We felt it…

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