Teens in trouble: Raising awareness for youth homelessness in SavannahHousing & Homelessness Poverty & Family Economics
By Linda Hilts
Together, the words youth and homeless may seem out of place to you. But did you know that every year in the United States there is an estimated 1.8 million to 2.1 million homeless children living on the streets?
Homeless youth are children under the age of 18 who lack parental, foster or other care services. The number continues to rise and the lower end of the age range continues to drop each year. Children as young as 11 are now living on the streets …