Harvard Square (Y2Y) is the nation’s first student-run homeless shelter for young adults. Having served over 500 unique guests since its inception, Y2Y often receives guests from a variety of circumstances including those who struggle with poverty
Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run overnight shelter, employs a youth-to-youth model to provide a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness. Y2Y guests have opportunities to collaborate with service providers, other youth experiencing homelessness, and student volunteers to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness and develop skills for long-term success. Y2Y provides opportunities for both guests and volunteers to become the next generation’s leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness.