Homeless Youth Awareness Month November 2018

November 1 - More than 1/2 of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth became homeless because a caregiver asked them to leave  Link to video

November 2 - Unaccompanied Homeless Youth are more likely to be unsheltered (55%) than all people experiencing homelessness (35%). Checkout the 2017 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress

November 5 - In CO, 64% of youth experiencing homelessness had some form of Systems Involvement

November 6 - On average, it costs $148,767 per year for a youth to be incarcerated. Read more on this here

November 7 - CBS 4 and Denver Post both completed series on Aging Out and Foster Care:  https://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/09/01/former-foster-lt-governor/ and http://www.denverpost.com/tag/aged-out/

November 12 (Youth Veterans) - Just over 1/2 of all Active Duty Enlisted Members are 25 years or younger 

November 13 (Youth Veterans) - Veterans have twice the risk of becoming chronically homeless as other Americans 

November 14 (Youth Veterans) - Youth account for about 1.5% of all Veterans, but make up about 9% of all homeless Veterans

November 19 (Equity) - There are more youth of color represented in CO’s youth homelessness than in CO in general

November 20 (Equity) - Homelessness will always be an issue if the unique needs of every population are not addressed

November 27 - Current homeless youth are more likely to become tomorrow’s chronically homeless adults 

November 29 - In honor of Homeless Youth Awareness Month, GO GREEN! Wear your favorite green clothing and share on social media.

 

 

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