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November is Runaway & Homeless Youth Month

No young person should lack a stable and safe home, or be without a caring adult they can count on. Yet, each year, tens of thousands of youth lack stable housing. Runaway and Homeless Youth Month promotes social awareness and increased support for the unique needs of regional homeless youth.

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How Many Tonight?

The National Alliance to End Youth Homelessness roughly estimates that  550,000 unaccompanied youth up to age 24 experience homelessness for longer than one week in any given year.  Experts believe the number is far higher yet there has never been a comprehensive national study to accurately determine the number of runaway and homeless youth in America.

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32% Attempted suicide

Mental Health problems are caused by or made worse by youth homelessness. * Homeless youth experience mental health problems as much as 11 times higher than the general population. * The rates of major depression, conduct disorder, and post-traumatic stress syndrome are 3 times as high among runaway youth as among the general population of […]

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