Homeless Youth Stories

Homeless youth stories enable you to learn about homeless youth firsthand including: how homelessness affects youth, how homeless youth live on the streets and how Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project helps homeless youth, teens, and runaways.

These homeless youth stories are about real victims that Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project helped.

All names of victims, children and abusers in these homeless youth stories have been changed to protect their privacy. Images used are only representations of Safe Horizon’s clients.

Homeless Youth Stories

Homeless Youth Stories: Foster Homes

Children who have been in foster care have a greater risk of becoming homeless at an earlier age than other youth, and are more likely to remain homeless for a longer period of time. Read these stories of homeless youth who have been through the foster care system.

Homeless Youth Stories: LGBT Youth

Approximately 40% of homeless youth identify LGBT, compared to 10% of the general youth population in the United States. Read these stories of homeless youth who have been through the foster care system.

Help Homeless Youth and Teens Today

If you would like to help homeless youth and the traumatized children who witness abuse, you can donate to support Safe Horizon and our Homeless Youth programs.

    Each donation to Safe Horizon helps the give more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by violence and abuse the tools and resources they need to heal and recover every year.

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    If you are a homeless teen or youth and need help, call our hotline for help at 800.708.6600

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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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