Southern California Program

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Civic and Community
Los Angeles, CA
June 2015

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership are combining their respective strengths to create, pilot and evaluate a coordinated entry system (CES) designed to help homeless youth ages 16-24 quickly and efficiently connect to appropriate and safe housing and supportive services.  This pilot project will build on lessons learned through the coordinated systems developed for single adults and families in Los Angeles and on the models of Youth CES established in other communities across the nation.  This work, supported by a W. M. Keck Foundation two-year grant, will include the development of a shared youth-specific screening and assessment instrument and a coordinated case management process to link youth to needed services.  Data collected through this pilot will also help to inform local service and funding priorities and lead to an expansion of Youth CES to other parts of Los Angeles County.

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