Homeless Adolescents Under The Age Of Eighteen

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Separate Shelters are needed for Homeless Adolescents under the age of Eighteen.

Deanna Marzolf
Angela Chew
Fayetteville State University Author Note Social Work 410 Dr. Erica Campbell
Abstract
In communities across the nation, homeless adolescents under the age of eighteen are surviving on the streets alone and afraid. The availability of homeless shelters, for this demographic, are few and far between. If the shelter is available to take in the homeless youth the facility is on average a mixture of ages and genders, mental health disorders, substance and drug abuse. The people who provide services to homeless adolescents, under the age of eighteen, encompass executive directors, pastors, volunteers and members on the non-profit board of directors. The providers surveyed consistently spoke of the need for separate facilities for the homeless under the age of eighteen.
Keywords: homeless, adolescents, shelter, resources
Separate Shelters Are Needed for Homeless Adolescents Under the Age of Eighteen Community Identified-Service providers for homeless adolescents under the age of 18.
The community surveyed is community service providers for homeless adolescents under the age of 18. Community Service providers in the Fayetteville, NC area, that provide services for homeless adolescents, encompass executive directors, volunteers, pastors and a diverse group of people…
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