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Homelessness

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Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Gabriela Deleon, Stephanie Hall, Jennifer Jones
Youth Experiencing Homelessness
58.5%
Black
32.8%
White
3.7%
Hispanic
22.7%
are employed
Of those who are employed,
46.4%
work full-time
28.9%
work part-time
24.7%
do day labor or temp work
Stigmas
You are only homeless if you are living on the streets or out of a car
All homeless people do is beg for money
Do not want to work
Uneducated
Lacking in morality or work ethic
What needs does the problem address?
not having enough food or water
clean clothes
lack of transportation and finances
limited social support
inadequate access to health care/ medical supplies, etc.
Visibility

Demographics
Consequences
unaccompanied youth
individuals who lack parental, foster, or institutional care.
unstable housing or no permanent address
Advocates for Richmond Youth: Preventing and Protecting Homeless Youth
​We are the Advocates for Richmond Youth, a group of youth that have come together to
make a change in the world today. Our group has collected important information from youth and
service providers to better understand how the system works and what we can do to get the help we
need to move forward.

Short-term or long-term poverty
Hunger
Clean clothes
Drop Out Rates
Abuse
Substance abuse
High risk behavior

How do we represent the interests and welfare of the people affected by the issue?

What can we do?
Youth count which started this year
Youth Shelters
Youth Resource Centers
Donate
Advocate
References
Advocates for Richmond Youth (2015). A report of research findings on the experiences of youth who are homeless or unstably housed in richmond, VA.
Covenant House (2015). Statistics on homeless youth in america. Retrieved from https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-teen-issues/statistics
Homeward (2015). Snapshot of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the richmond region. Retrieved from http://www.homewardva.org/images/pdf/trends/July2015individualandfamiliessnapshotFINAL.pdf
Kebede, L. (2014, June 7). Homeless teens share their unique challenges: Richmond teens defy odds to create better futures. Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved from http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/article_498e7ce5-c0b5-5510-b89b-7941192a2c57.html
National Alliance to End Homelssness. Youth solutions. Retrieved from http://www.endhomelessness.org/pages/youth_solutions
National Conference of State Legislature (2013). Homeless and runaway youth. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/homeless-and-runaway-youth.aspx


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