Homelessness
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Facing Homelessness.
Here is what we will be covering in the first quarter.

Facing Homelessness.
Here is what we will be covering in the first quarter.

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January

Teen Homelessness

This month we will be discussing why teens are living on the streets. The causes of teen homelessness are complex and in most cases, they typically do not become homeless by choice. The causes can range from family issues, neglect or abuse, or being sent away because parents and caring adults don’t accept who they are.

February

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. We have heard a lot about diversity and how it has affected people of color in our country. Black History Month was started in the United States in 1970 to bring awareness to the amazing contributions that Black Americans have provided to our country. We will be talking about some of those accomplishments and the struggles they have had to obtain inclusion.

March

Addiction

One of the causes of homelessness is addiction. Sometimes because of issues with addiction with family members or themselves, teens can find themselves homeless. This month we will take a look at how addiction plays a role and affects mental health.

Covenant House

Since 1972, Covenant House has opened their doors to more than 1.5 million young people experiencing homelessness and survivors of human trafficking. Every young person at Covenant House receives a warm bed, food, health and wellness services, a case manager, and, most important of all, unconditional love and absolute respect. Through their outreach into the community, they are able to meet homeless teens where they are, on the street, and provide them with assistance.

More than 4 million young people will experience homelessness this year. More than 2,000 of those wake up in this resource’s bed each day. Covenant House is our featured resource this quarter as we talk about teen homelessness and the issues that cause teens to be out on the streets.

Learn more about
Covenant House
in the dedicated blog post coming out on:
January 29, 2024

Homelessness & Addiction

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