Homeless teens

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Homeless teens

Homless teens

The biggest reason is growing up in a bad household. Parents can make or break their children.Some of these teenagers have been brought up in rowdy households, they are victims of abuse and are often sexually abused as well (even by there own parents).It can also be influenced by where they live and what they are surrounded by. The reason most teens are homeless is because they have decided to leave there home or got kicked out because of bad family.

1.The average age a teen becomes homeless is 14.7 years2.Approximately 40% of homeless teens identify as LGBT3.Over 50% of young people in shelters and on the streets report that their parents told them to leave or knew they were leaving and didn't care.

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Why ?

1. 34% of the homeless population is young people under 24.2.The Department of Justice estimates that every year, over 1.7 million teens experience homelessness in the US3.nearly 1 in 5 youths under the age of 18 will run away at least once


It’s not always easy to identify youth on the streets through typical counts of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. Homeless youth are less likely to spend time in the same places as homeless people who are in an older age range. They are often less willing to disclose that they’re experiencing homelessness or may not even identify as homeless. They also may work harder to try to blend in with peers who aren’t homeless

For the first time in 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development called for communities to conduct a youth-inclusive count that would include unaccompanied homeless youth, up to 24-years-old.there are plenty of places and shelters for homeless. most teens who are homeless stay in cars or just switch from friends house to friends house.

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