Homeless Youth are Hidden Victims of Society


Andrew Wynn-Williams, Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness Executive Director, recently wrote an opinion editorial to the Times Colonist sharing the challenges facing youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. 

September is just around the corner, and students and parents are busy shopping for school supplies, choosing back-to-school outfits, and stocking the fridge with juice boxes and snacks. But this isn’t the case for all youth. As youth who are homeless get ready for this school year, they have to consider where they will live and what they will eat, in addition to what classes they’ll take.

Read the editorial: Homeless Youth are Hidden Victims of Society

Source: Times Colonist

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