The Youth Action Committee provides guidance and policy recommendations on the implementation, administration and oversight of services impacting youth - especially those aged 18 to 24 - who are experiencing homelessness and at risk of homelessness.  Their work includes:

  • Guiding ongoing planning of homeless youth services including strategic planning to prevent and end youth homelessness.
  • Providing a youth voice in decision-making within the CoC.
  • Developing and overseeing implementation of strategies to serve youth experiencing homelessness more effectively throughout the CoC.
  • Assist in the development and design of applications for funding for youth homelessness projects
  • Integrating youth input throughout the CoC and coordinating youth focused activities with other committees, work groups, the HMIS Lead, and the Collaborative Applicant.
  • Overseeing the activities of the Homeless Youth Subcommittee.

Committee Minutes

Meeting Calendar

Youth Action Committee meetings are held at 60 W. Alameda St. Tucson, AZ 85701 (Lohse Family YMCA)

Dec
19
Thu
Youth Action Committee @ Lohse Family YMCA
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
20
Fri
Homeless Youth Subcommittee @ Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jan
2
Thu
Youth Action Committee @ Lohse Family YMCA
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
16
Thu
Youth Action Committee @ Lohse Family YMCA
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
17
Fri
Homeless Youth Subcommittee @ Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jan
30
Thu
Youth Action Committee @ Lohse Family YMCA
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
13
Thu
Youth Action Committee @ Lohse Family YMCA
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
21
Fri
Homeless Youth Subcommittee @ Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Feb
27
Thu
Youth Action Committee @ Lohse Family YMCA
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
12
Thu
Youth Action Committee @ Lohse Family YMCA
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is OFF as of NOVEMBER 30, 2019.

Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is Tucson's winter severe-weather emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. ODF goes into effect when weather predictions are for overnight temperatures of 40°F or lower with rain, 35°F or lower without rain, or when wind chill factors indicate a health hazard from exposure. You do not need an ID or a TB card to participate in ODF.

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