(Cincinnati) -- Lighthouse Youth Services has teamed up with Hamilton County Sheriff and Cincinnati Police to end homelessness in the area.
Bob Mecum, CEO of Lighthouse Youth Services, announced on Tuesday with James Neil, Hamilton County Sheriff, and David Bailey, assistant police chief, their partnership.
The agreement lets officers and deputies take homeless youth to either the Youth Crisis Center or the Sheakly Center for Youth, both run by Lighthouse Youth Services. The targeted homeless are people 25 and younger because they are at the most risk of neglect and becoming sex-trafficking victims.
Both Lighthouse services are designated as acceptable shelters by the Hamilton County Juvenile Court.
The Youth Crisis Center is a temporary 20-bed residential facility, and the Sheakly Center for Youth provides services and outreach programs to homeless 18-24 years old.