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Who are homeless youth?

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Joey Ma
4 August 2021
Who are homeless youth?

Who are homeless youth?

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Wendy Liao
4 August 2021

No problem.

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Joey Ma
4 August 2021

Thanks!

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Wendy Liao
4 August 2021

Homeless youth are young people who have no safe, permanent place to live. The McKinney-Vento Act has defined this term more technically as young people who lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence. Young people who are unable to live safely at home with their families leave home to find alternative living arrangements. Some will find shelter in formal services, such as emergency youth shelters or in transitional housing; some will sleep on a friend’s or acquaintance’s couch; and some will live on the streets, sleeping in abandoned buildings, cars, or parks. The age range varies slightly across definitions, but homeless youth are typically defined as adolescents or young adults up to age 25 years who are homeless and living without their families.

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