Editorial: We can’t afford homeless youth


Times Colonist Editorial on youth homelessness.

So why don’t those homeless kids cluttering up our streets just get jobs or go to school? If it were only that easy. It’s also a case of reversing cause and effect. Many are unemployed or not in school because they are homeless, not the other way around. They need housing, as well as a range of support services, to help them out of homelessness and onto a path to self-reliance.

Read the Editorial: We can’t afford homeless youth

Source: Times Colonist

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