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Welcome to the Community Action Board
of San Benito County
Community Services & Workforce Development
"Ending Poverty by Empowering People"
ad hoc Committee
Youth Advisory ad hoc Committee (YAC):
An ad hoc committee of high school age youth to consist of 5 members, one from each district if possible. The Committee meets peridocially to discuss the needs of youth throughout San Benito County and serve in an advisory capacity only to the CAB. The YAC has no official voting rights. Committee members would commit to a term of on semester and could opt to serve more than one semester as long as they are in high school.
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)
As a result of the 100 Day Challenge, it was found that that there are more than 2700 homeless individuals in Salinas, Monterey & San Benito County on any given night.
Not having a system in place to identify the 170 youth, previously identified as homeless, made it difficult to communicate with them to provide them with assistance.
Another barrier is the lack of housing in all of the communities involved in the 100 Day Challenge. With little to no services in San Benito County for youth, the committee identified needs and began working on building new bridges of collaboration.
After brainstorming solutions, and connecting with decision-makers, they began to create real change and as a result they were able
To engage youth with lived experiences.
Increase collaboration between agencies in Monterey & San Benito Counties.
Get housing units set aside for youth.
By the end of the 100 Day Challenge
107 received homeless assessments
40 people were housed
30 were Transition Aged Youth (TAY)
10 were children
14 were in the process of being housed
Breakdown by county:
Monterey - 26 TAY & 8 children
San Benito - 4 TAY & 2 children
12 - Parenting Youth
1 - Pregnant Couple
Established a Youth Advisor Board
Established a Youth Coordinated Entry System
Developed a The Next Stage Youth Guide Book
100 Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness Partners
Coalition of Homeless Services Providers
County of San Benito Department of Health and Human Services
County of San Benito Probation Department
County of San Benito Department of Mental Health
County of Monterey Department of Social Services
County of Monterey Probation Department
County of Monterey Health Department – Behavioral Health Bureau
Central Coast Center for Independent Living
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
Monterey Police Department – Community Policing Initiative
Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps