How Many Tonight?

skate board adnd shoes_canstockphoto4045818The National Alliance to End Youth Homelessness roughly estimates that over the course of one year approximately 550,000 unaccompanied youth up to age 24 experience homelessness for longer than one week. Given the difficulty of counting homeless youth, experts believe the number is far higher. There has never been a comprehensive national study to accurately determine the number of runaway and homeless youth in America and understand their needs and characteristics.