The
Problem

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Imagine Being 18 & Alone

Every year nearly 85,000 young adults 18-24 are added to the already growing 2 million homeless young adults living on our streets, in our shelters and in dangerous situations because they aren’t connected to a stable, caring family.

Up to

2

young adults ages 18-24 are homeless in the U.S.

More than

55,000

young adults become homeless each year.

Each year

27,000

young adults age out of Foster Care at age 18.

Imagine Their Future

Outcomes for unconnected young adults are grim with a high percentage experiencing increasing poverty, early pregnancy, incarceration, forced prostitution, drug and alcohol abuse and joblessness.

36

of young adults who age out of Foster Care experience homelessness.

32

of homeless young adults will fall victim to a crime such as robbery & assault.

14.7

will have "survival sex" to guarantee temporary food or shelter.

Imagine Our Cost

The cost per year for taxpayers is an estimated $40,000 per homeless person.

2,230,000
young adults 18-24
living homeless

89.2

85,000/yr
age out of Foster Care
or become homeless

3.4

425,000
additional homeless
in 5 years.

17

If we do nothing, in 5 years the total cost for unconnected young adults will reach $106.2 Billion Annually!

Imagine Their Cost

The cost is far greater to young adults who are disconnected from stable, caring adults.

2/3

of the young women will have become pregnant.

60

of the young men will have been incarcerated.

2-6

will have obtained a college education.

Doing Nothing?
We Can't Imagine That.