Marin IJ: It’s Time to Change the Face of Youth Homelessness
By Larkin Bond
The recently released January 2019 Marin Point-in-Time count provides a misleading impression about the scope of homelessness and especially homeless youth in Marin.
As a one-day arbitrary count, the Department of Housing and Urban Development PIT numbers represent only the tip of the iceberg regarding homeless youth, the hardest to reach homeless population. Read Article
Marin Post: Changing the Face of Youth Homelessness
By Zara Babitzke
Lucas was still in high school when his mom decided to move to Brazil with her boyfriend, leaving Lucas to fend for himself at age 17. Even before his mother left, Lucas never had a stable life, as both of his parents were addicts, and his father was absent. Lucas often went to school hungry. When his mom left, Lucas began sleeping on the floor at his best friend’s house. Although he was able to eat there, Lucas was too embarrassed to ask for food to take to school for lunch. Read Article