homeless kids

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homeless kids

This homeless girl is desperately trying to get some food to eat.

More than 1.3 million children are homeless at some time every year. Prior to leaving their home, 43% reported that they were beaten, and 1/4 reported that they were asked for sexual activity. Almost half of homeless teens have witnessed domestic violence.

Nearly 20,000 youth are emancipated from foster care every year.By the time homeless children are 8 years old, one in three has a major mental disorder.

65% of homeless youth have a substance use disorder.1/3 of homeless teens have witnessed a stabbing, shooting, rape, or murder.

Homeless Teens