It was dark and cold in downtown Portland, Ore. Lying on a tattered sleeping bag on Southwest 3rd Avenue was year-old Taylor. In November,she was one of hundreds of young people living on this city's streets every year, according to Jani Morton, a case manager for Janus Youth Programs.
Centrepoint helps more than 15, homeless young people every year. With our support, they've achieved amazing things and overcome some huge obstacles. Following difficulties at home, Becca went to live with her nan.
Need Help? Stories of young people who found safe housing, counseling, opportunities to grow and thrive, and self-sufficiency through Second Story for Homeless Youth. Note that, unless otherwise specified, names, photos, and identifying details have been changed to protect privacy.
Guardian reader, was homeless when he was young. He now has two and half jobs, which still don't pay all the bills. For him, the fear of homelessness is still real. I was about to start my MA but it turned out that all the accomodations for renting in Bristol were either too expensive or weren't taking me in after the various viewings.
In new study Voices of Youth Count, Gina Samuels challenges stereotypes and points to new intervention opportunities by asking homeless youths to tell their stories. Privileged white kids running away from home. Some combination of substance abuse and a misplaced sense of adventure encouraging teenagers to play at dumpster diving.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Originally from Mississauga, Teresa has been living at Covenant House for about a year. None of us really listened.
Nattalie, 14, had one of her biggest wishes come true—she got to meet actor Johnny Depp and he turned out to be cool. Youth newspaper. Maybe you have seen those smelly homeless guys asking for money.
According the the Convenant House, over two million kids will experience a period of homelessness of the course of each year. The stories are heartbreaking as it becomes clear that these children and teens have so little control over their daily lives or their futures. Here are some honest and powerful pieces in which several teens and a parent who have all been homeless share their stories. I woke up with my mom and dad yelling and fighting once again.
He had lived with his father, who was struggling with alcoholism and serious mental-health issues. Daniel left home and tried living with other family members, then a friend. He was accepted and, finally, felt free enough to seek healthier patterns in his life.