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Homelessness (19 found)

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Otis's mother kicks him out and he ends up in a homeless shelter with much older men who drink, smoke and do drugs. He has a hard time facing the reality of his situation. (full text)

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Marlo was homeless several times as a child, with his family. When he becomes homeless again at 18, his concentration and his grades slip. Fortunately, he finds a home. (full text)

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The two groups that provide attorneys to foster youth in New York City sued the city over the number of youth aging out into homelessness. The case was settled out of court. (full text)

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Homelessness in New York City is up. We explore causes for this: high unemployment rates; high rents; low minimum wage; and income inequality. (full text)

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Zakkiaya applies for several types of public housing before she turns 21, but nothing comes through in time. Soon, she's sleeping on the subway. (full text)

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Otis is shocked by the reality of the adult shelter system—constant smoking, drugs, alcohol, fighting, no privacy, and little possibility of sleep. (full text)

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A city administrator, a case manager at a homeless drop-in shelter, and a homeless 19-year-old explain how the shelter system works. (full text)

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Yaselin is caught in a gap between the foster care system and the mental health system and becomes homeless at age 18. She gets help from an LGBTQ shelter. (full text)

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Precious runs away to Hollywood, where she lives for several months in a youth shelter. She sees the other kids succumb to drugs and prostitution. (full text)

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Coming up on a year in the shelter system, Otis is looking hard for a job and trying to get Social Security payments for his disability. (full text)

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Asia quits high school and finds herself in a homeless shelter at age 18. Then she turns her life around. (full text)

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Quotesia interviews Mario Mazzoni at the Metropolitan Council, an NYC tenants' rights organization, and finds that the housing crunch is hitting poor people the hardest. (full text)

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Damaris reports about a Human Rights Watch investigation that reveals many youth in California's foster care system end up homeless after leaving care.

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The author keeps his siblings together while living on the street. But in foster care, they are separated.

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Homeless and broke, the writer tries drug dealing. He eventually realizes that sleeping in a park is better than being manipulated and scorned.

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Popping pills helps Miguel forget his seemingly endless pain. He winds up homeless and unable to face his problems without drugs.

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Christina has no idea what's in store for her once she leaves care, and almost becomes homeless before she manages to achieve a tenuous stability.

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The youth group Make the Road by Walking has lobbied city council representatives to fund a program for homeless teens and a performing arts center for young people.

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Xavier, 13, runs away from an abusive home and lives on the streets. His street friends become his new family.

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