• Our mission is to improve and empower the lives of California’s youth.

Our mission is to improve and empower the lives of California’s youth.




Today’s Youth are faced with a myriad of complex and difficult issues and often lack an adequate support system to transition successfully into adulthood. In response, The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) provides strong statewide policy leadership around issues concerning disconnected runaway and homeless youth and provides direct support to youth and families through our program, the California Youth Crisis Line.

CCY wants to hear from Youth! If you are between the ages of 12-24 and are experiencing (or at-risk) of homelessness, please take our survey about how COVID-19 is impacting you.

Our Youth Needs Your Help!


Unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homelessness

In 2019

11993



Unsheltered unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homelessness

In 2019

9465



Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness

In 2018

2292


help reverse the trend

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CCY’s Youth Survey: Impacts of COVID-19 read more

Youth Experiencing Homelessness Are At a Greater Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic read more

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