According to The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
“November was first declared as National Homeless Youth Awareness Month in 2007. Since then, November has been a time to acknowledge those children and families experiencing homelessness. As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness. Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines as well as their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youth are also victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, impulsivity, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.”
Anawim Housing is proud to be part of the solution for ending homelessness for youth in Polk County through our Youth Permanent Supportive Housing (YHOP) program funded through Housing and Urban Development. The YHOP program serves transition aged youth between the ages of 18 to 24. Some of the youth are parenting themselves.
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