Helping Homeless Youth Means Counting Them When School Is Out

“We know anecdotally that a lot of times youth’s housing status changes in the summer after school gets out. So we know that from stories from youth and working with them, but we want to see if the data supports that.”

By Courtney CollinsJune 17, 2019 9:30 am, , , ,

From KERA:

For Louanna Fowler, becoming homeless didn’t happen little by little – it happened all at once. One day she was living in a foster home, the next, she had aged out and was on the street.

“When I first got homeless, I didn’t have a tent, I didn’t have a blanket, and it was snowing outside,” Fowler said. “So that same year that I was out there in the snow, this young guy died from freezing to death, so that was really scary to me.”

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