Local Cross System Collaborations provide a powerful approach toward ending youth homelessness. Our Local Cross-System Collaboratives (LCSC) on Youth Homelessness address the root causes of homelessness among young people and help to build strong collaborative relationships amongst youth-serving agencies, leading to improved youth outcomes and system functioning.
What makes our approach unique is how we center youth with lived experience and strengthen youth voices. We support the community’s existing Youth Advisory Board (YAB) or help establish a YAB if one is not yet developed in each LCSC community to engage youth with experience of homelessness.
When it comes to equipping communities with the capacity to transform systems, our work within each community depends on where the community is in its journey.