Substance abuse and high risk youth
It’s no surprise that homelessness is a rampant and complex problem in America. You see it on the corner, under the freeway overpass, on the beaches, in the motels. Homelessness often lives on the edges of society, but it’s a problem that affects everyone.
On a given night, more than a half a million people in the United States lack stable shelter. Many of those people don’t know how they will get their next meal. They don’t know where they will sleep that night.
Homelessness doesn’t discriminate against whom it impacts. People from all walks of life are susceptible to the struggle. Consequently, research shows that nearly 160,000 of those individuals are under age 25, with the vast majority between ages 18-24.