Youth Homelessness – Causes & Effects :
Young people can become homeless for a variety of reasons which include running away form home, being abandoned by parents or guardians. Once homeless, few safety nets are available for young people who are still financially, emotionally and legally dependent on adults. Without resources, an adequate support system, and the skills to live independently, the streets can become only option for homeless youth.
Effects of Youth Homelessness : Homelessness has a serious impact on both the young people affected and the wider society.
Restricted access to learning : Homeless young people are much more likely to be not in education, employment or training.
Barriers to work : Poor qualifications and high support needs make it difficult for homeless young people to find work.
Crime : Poverty and desperation means some homeless young people turn to crime. This further decreases the chances of escaping their situation.
Job Training and Employment
Homeless Youth Literacy Program
Housing, Mental Health Counselling and Other Social Support
Working together with local communities and connecting homeless young people with community resources to promote success.
Protect homeless young people by finding them emergency shelter or a place to call home.
Preventing young people becoming homeless by rebuilding family relationships and mental health counselling.