When we think of the dangers of life on the streets, most of us think about cold temperatures and not having enough food to eat. We think of people with addictions and mental health problems who struggled to home down jobs and homes. We don’t often think about the dangers that teens and young people face when they are homeless.
Most homeless youth runaway because their situation at home is worse than life without a bed to sleep in. About half of runaways even say that their parents or guardians knew or encouraged them to leave.
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