Homelessness


Homelessness can be the result of many challenges, but you should never be ashamed to ask for help.

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What is homelessness?

Homeless youth are individuals who lack parental, foster or institutional care. Being homeless could mean you live on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or strangers.

What Can I Do?

Homelessness can be the result of many challenges, but you should never be ashamed to ask for help. Find the nearest homeless resource center and ask for assistance and more information. These places often have showers, washing machines, places to store your stuff, food and resource listings for your area.

Facts about homelessness:

of the homeless population is under 24.

of homeless youth use drugs or alcohol as a means to self-medicate to deal with the traumatic experiences and abuse they face.

youth experience homelessness each year.