Now 22, Giana* recalls, “My mom was on disability and money was always a problem. We relied on food stamps to keep meals on the table, always moving to smaller and smaller rentals. At one point, eight of us were living in a two-bedroom apartment. “When I was in high school, things got really tight, […]
Time isn’t just money on the streets.
It’s survival. According to one youth,
“Each day I wake up thinking maybe
today is the day I get raped or
mugged walking around downtown
because I have nowhere to
go. Or maybe today is the day
I finally give up and leave it all
behind.” Can the new Youth
Opportunity Center help these
youth leave homelessness in
the rear view mirror?