August 15th, 2014 | Connections Homes
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Young adults between the ages of 18-24 are particularly vulnerable to homelessness. At any given time there are more than 55,000 young adults homeless in the United States with 122,000 experiencing at least a period of “transitional” homelessness each year.
The important thing to note about these numbers is that it’s only possible to collect data on those youth who are accessing services and programs to assist them such as healthcare and social services. It is not possible to make an estimate about the total population of homeless youth in our country. The sad truth is, the numbers are probably astounding.
For these young adults life on the streets is their only way to survive.