California Coalition for Youth

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Provider Category: Supportive Services

  • About the Organization

    The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) is a grassroots non-profit organization located in Sacramento that, as a statewide coalition, takes positions on and advocates for public policies, programs and services that empower and improve the lives of all California’s youth ages 12-24. CCY represents several hundred youth and community agencies throughout California that focus on disconnected, homeless and runaway youth.

    Additionally, CCY’s Youth Advisory Board, made up of primarily former homeless youth from across the state who are now leaders in their communities, works to raise awareness of and work to end homelessness among youth in their local communities throughout the state, as well as at the State Capitol on our Advocacy Day (April). CCY’s mission is to improve and empower the lives of California’s youth.

    Likewise, CCY holds an annual conference each year, the Taking Action Conference (TAC), which brings together disconnected and disadvantaged youth, as well as the dedicated youth workers, advocates and community providers that serve them, for three days of advocacy, leadership development and fun. The goal of this conference is to build knowledge, provide insight, and share best practices that develop the leadership skills, advocacy know-how, and awareness of resources youth need on their path to successful adulthood. TAC 2015 is scheduled for April 26th-28th in Sacramento, check out our website for more information to come.

  • Programs and Services
    Helpline: 800-843-5200
    Organization works specifically with youth (ages 10-24): Yes
    Crisis counseling: Yes
    Youth development opportunities: Yes
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