Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) has been an exciting campaign since its inception in 1990. Started by a group of social advocates who believed too many young people were moving out of home with nowhere to go, YHMD was supported by the National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH) until 2021 when the NYCH disbanded and handed the campaign to Yfoundations.
Youth Homelessness Matters Day aims to raise awareness and public discussion about youth homelessness so that we can develop sustainable and innovative solutions for supporting the needs of young people experiencing homelessness and supporting their dreams.
Over the years, YHMD has grown into a national celebration of young people’s resilience.
For us, Youth Homelessness Matters Day started because of young people like Trent.