Episode 2

Black Youth Homelessness Prevention

What does youth homelessness prevention look like in Black communities?


Dagma Koyi
Clovis Grant
Nathan Okonta

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February 27, 2024

While research on homelessness in Black communities is limited, those who work in the homelessness sector are well aware of the overrepresentation of Black youth among youth who are experiencing homelessness.

To commemorate Black History Month 2024, this episode of the Prevention Matters! panel series examines the understudied crisis that is Black youth homelessness.

Host Nathan Okonta, COH Research Associate on Black homelessness, facilitates a powerful discussion on what youth homelessness prevention looks like in Black communities. He spoke with our panelists Dagma Koyi (Chief Executive Officer, R.E.S.T. Centres) and Clovis Grant (Chief Executive Officer, 360°kids) to dive into this critical issue.