CCNY’s Eval. Team Working in DC on Healthy Transitions for Youth

LaIMG_1377st week the evaluation team participated in SAMHSA’s Now is the Time: Healthy Transitions for Youth grantee meeting in DC with our DC-based Project Team. This was a great opportunity to connect and learn with the 17 other grantee teams from around the country. The Healthy Transitions grant is geared around developing better supports for Youth who are aging out of child services (i.e. foster care, school, child/adolescent behavioral health services) and into adult services. This group is uniquely vulnerable to fall through the cracks and disengage from critical services. The team in DC is working with local agencies, Youth leaders, family advocates to develop and implement specific services and supports to bolster Youth during this transitional time so that they can continue receiving needed services and ultimately flourish as they come into adulthood. The evaluation team will work closely with the program implementation team to help monitor progress, identify and overcome obstacles and ultimately support the projects in being as successful and impactful as possible.