Helping Homeless Youth

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Nearly 70% of young people who become homeless say they became homeless in order to escape physical and sexual abuse as a child, neglect, and other violent crimes happening in their homes, including LGBTQ youth (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning).

Safe Horizon Services that Help Teen & Youth Homelessness

Safe Horizon began its youth and teen homeless program, Streetwork Project in 1984. Our homeless youth and teen program gives at-risk youth a chance to reclaim their lives, their dignity, and self-worth through urgently-needed 

How does Safe Horizon help homeless youth and teens?

Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project:

  • Makes contact with more than 21,000 youth each year through our two drop-in centers, two residential programs, and street outreach services.
  • Distributes over 65,000 meals to young people every year.
  • Offers free legal, medical, and psychiatric services; individual and group counseling; practical and educational assistance; advocacy; HIV prevention; and many other services that homeless youth urgently need, all in a safe, non-judgmental setting.

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What can I do to help homeless youth and help homeless teens?

Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project helps give homeless young people the refuge they need from the streets – and critical resources they need to find safety and hope. If you would like to join us in making a difference for young people in crisis please see how you can help below:

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Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
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