Elisabeth Jackson Named to the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission

Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson has been appointed to the Massachusetts Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission (UYHC) by Governor Maura Healey. Jackson was sworn in during a brief ceremony at the State House on April 8th.

The UYHC is responsible for making policy and service recommendations to the Commonwealth regarding youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. In this role, Elisabeth will be able to share Bridge’s expertise and help impact change needed for this vulnerable community. The Commission was established in 2012 and codified in 2014 by the Massachusetts Legislature. In addition to other reports, UYHC publishes an annual Youth Count report outlining the status of unaccompanied youth.

“It’s truly an honor to be appointed to this position as a Commissioner by the Governor,” said Jackson. “Youth homelessness in the Commonwealth is hidden in plain sight and I feel empowered to be able to work towards solutions.”