No one believes children
should have to sleep on the streets.
Sadly, 4.2 million youth sleep on the streets of America every year.
In November 2017, The Voice of Youth Counth was conducted over
a year which was the most comprehensive count of homeless youth.
Here is what we learned:
4.2 million youth experience homelessness in America in a given year.
3.5 million of those youth are ages 18 to 25.
700,000 of those youth are ages 13 to 17.
Youth homelessness affects urban and rural youth in similar levels.
There are only 4,117 beds available for youth nationwide. Approximately 45% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ.
LGBTQ youth had a 120% higher rist to experience homelessness
than non LGBTQ youth.
Black or African American youth had an 83% higher risk of homelessness. Hispanic, non-Whith youth had a 33% higher risk of homelessness.
1 out of 3 teens on the streets will be lured into prostitution
within 48 hours of leaving home.
1 in 5 homeless youth will end up a human tracfficking victim.
Approximately 5000 youth die on the streets every year
from assult, illness, or suicide.