How Might We Be Able to Help Homeless Teenagers?

Elijah | Jessica | Giselle | Way

Family dynamics are critical issues often leading to homelessness. Homeless teens have often experienced high rates of physical and sexual abuse and had poor relationships with their parents prior to leaving home. Youth who were involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems are also significantly more likely to become homeless. Even so, teenagers can have all of the things they need to be successful but can still become homeless for other reasons. However, the majority of homeless teenagers had a traumatic experience from childhood. Homeless teenagers have problems finding their purpose in life.