Imagine being 15 years old, alone, with nowhere to go. You ran away from home after your stepfather punched you so hard you blacked out. You slept on a rug in the basement of a building where a friend told you nobody would notice. You had nowhere else to go … until you heard that there was a shelter for teens.
Follow us. The issues How many youth are living on our streets? What dangers do they face? Learn the issues - from foster care to child trafficking - that impact and drive youth homelessness. Youth Homelessness We strive to be the model of care for children and youth facing homelessness in the U. To do so, we need to know why, how, and how many youth are impacted by homelessness. Vulnerable and easily manipulated, children and youth experiencing homelessness are easy prey for the worldwide, multi-billion dollar criminal human trafficking industry.
In , Trayvon Martin was murdered, and my generation experienced a traumatic shock. Simultaneously, it ignited a fire of anger and strength. My peers and I were upset that we would have to fight the same fight, but also ambitious enough to step up to the challenge. This same fire has been fueled even more as we have watched many videos of black people lying in the streets, many put there by the hands of those who had sworn to protect and serve. Through the Black Lives Matter movement, my peers and I have been inspired to speak against these repeated acts of blatant oppression.
Weekly Schedule. Teen Haven helps launch teens from the inner city into a life of leadership and purpose. By providing a healthy community to thrive in, and mentoring them to become leaders in their city, churches and schools, Teen Haven is building a better foundation for a brighter future. Jesse was born addicted to drugs and he had a hole in his heart.