Lowell – Mayor Sokhary Chau will carry on the tradition of previous Mayors Ed Kennedy, Bill Samaras and John Leahy, by helping to support and raise money for Community Teamwork’s Youth Services organization at the Evening to End Youth Homelessness, on November 9th to be held on the 5th Floor at Mill 5 in Lowell.
Attendees who come out to raise funds for this worthy cause will enjoy food, drinks and dancing as well as playing creative games to learn about all of the services Youth Services provides.
“We are so grateful to Mayor Chau, who continues to enthusiastically support us, the work we do, and the young people across Lowell and the Greater Lowell Community”, said Karen Frederick, CEO of Community Teamwork.
Community Teamwork established its Youth Services Program in 2018 and was the first program of its kind dedicated specifically to providing services to homeless and at-risk youth and young adults in the Northern Middlesex County region. The program began with seed funds from the Federal Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) and four years later, is now funded with state, federal and private philanthropic support.
In addition to the supportive housing, the program itself grew from one Youth Service Director to a team of thirteen staff, including the newest program and staff focused on pregnant and parenting young people. Youth Services has seen the needs of homeless youth and at-risk youth and young adults grow exponentially since its formation four years ago, and has expanded programming to the meet the needs of more than 900 young people.
For more information about the event, or ways to help, please visit commteam.org/an-evening-to-end-youth-homelessness.