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Consolidation of Community Input from Youth Homelessness Forum

Community initiative: Establish a resources clearing house, a safe place to connect with services available, including safe homes.
    Investigate programs in other communities, including international models
    Train mentors, including those who have gone through the experience of being homeless and have meeting spaces available at this site.
    Provide family support and intervention and include at the site a process for connecting to that support.
    Base a crisis type hotline for certain resources
    Develop and provide transitional housing, food and clothing
    Include the youth in the discussion and planning
    Expand High Fidelity Wrap with homeless and shelter
    Establish a common language process and database
    Identify places for youth that are not eligible for existing programs
    Provide legal advocacy/representation to tackle emancipation/guardianship questions
Community initiative: Develop a program of life skills training.
    Investigate programs in other communities, including international models
    Working with educational programs with the schools
    Include the youth in the discussion and planning
Community initiative: Develop a community education and awareness program for Youth Homelessness issues for the purpose of:
    Working for policy changes at local, state and federal level
    Addressing problems of youth homelessness beyond Waterville
    Establishing a common language pro

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