“Homeless Youth” vs. “Youth Experiencing Homelessness”: What's the Difference?

Often when we receive coverage, though, the phrase "homeless youth" is what's used to describe our employees. If you haven't noticed, we use the term youth experiencing homelessness or youth experiencing housing instability. With the rise in attention, we thought we'd take a second to explain why this seemingly innocuous distinction is so important. We promise we're not just splitting hairs here.

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Fox 9 News covers our efforts to expand our reach

“It’s like a constant fight,” said Owens. “It’s a survival skill, basically.”

He's one of nearly a dozen young people who have found purpose in serving others.

“It makes me want to start my own food truck,” he said. “Just to start my business up right now, just so I can have a more stable income.”

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