Jim Theofelis, executive director of youth homelessness nonprofit NorthStar Advocates, said he wants the campus to have a range of housing types for residents to move through – from those with a level of supervision up to independent apartments. Counselors, legal advocates, educators and other service providers would use office and classroom space on the campus to provide support along with job and life-skills training.

“We want to have some services and support in the way a college campus might, but also have people going out into the community to find their own doctor or get services,” said Theofelis. “We’re not focused on fixing people, but launching them in the same way we want all 20- to 24-year-olds to navigate that next step of adulthood.”

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