November is Adolescent Homelessness Awareness Month
Around 2 million youth are homeless each year and in fact, teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 are more likely to become homeless than adults.
Although teens can become homeless for many reasons, most teens fall into these inter-related categories:
- Family Problems: the most common reason that teens become homeless are because of troublesome family conditions.
- Economic Problems: Many youth become homeless because their families have experiences some sort of financial crisis.
- Housing Problems: Some teens become homeless after they have aged out of the foster care system, they are released from a residential placement or a public facility. With no income or family supports - life can be difficult for these teens.
This November, the team at Teen Health Connection encourages you to be thankful for the many joys that are in your life and to remember adolescents in our community who would benefit from your generosity and support.