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The Cape Cod Chronicle: Program Sets Sights on Youth, Young Adult Homelessness

BARNSTABLE – In researching the issue of homelessness and housing instability on the Cape and Islands, Barnstable County officials came upon what Dan Gray called a “hidden population,” namely teens and young adults in their early 20s.

The county unveiled a new “coordinated community plan” in January that aims to find solutions to the issue of youth and young adult homelessness in the region. Through “Hopeful Homes: Sea Change For The Cape and Islands Youth and Young Adults,” the Barnstable County Department of Human Services wants to team up with various agencies and partners to address the issue on a number of fronts, from identifying new, innovative housing models to making existing housing more attainable for younger people.

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