CT PostJanuary 24, 2021

If you found yourself without a place to stay for the night, what would you do?

Such a prospect is intimidating for adults, but even more so for the thousands of homeless teens in Connecticut who might be searching a different place to sleep every night and not know how to access resources to find more secure housing.

In response to this, staff at organizations combating homelessness are putting their heads together to create the first large-scale coordinated response to help homeless/housing insecure youths and minors in Fairfield County. The new Coordinated Access Network, or CAN, is led by Family and Children’s Agency of Norwalk, Supportive Housing Works of Bridgeport and the Center for Children’s Advocacy. The CAN will serve as a comprehensive, one-stop care network that connects young people experiencing homelessness and housing instability with already existing services that meet their needs.

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