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TTT1802 January 8 Youth Homelessness

Mention the word “homeless” and members of the public often conjure up images of unfortunate people, old and young, sleeping under bridges in a frigid Minnesota winter or, if they’re lucky, scoring a bed in a homeless shelter. The reality is more complicated than that, including the experiences of a disturbingly large population of homeless youth. In many cases, what’s needed for them are connections with people who are already in — or near — their life.

TruthToTell explores an innovative relationship-based approach with Jacqueline White, founder and director of the Minnesota Host Home Network, and Cindy Ley, executive director of Open Doors for Youth, a drop-in and resource center for homeless youth in Elk River. We will also hear from a former youth participant in the host network program.

Guests:

Jacqueline White is the founder and executive director of the Minnesota Host Home Network.

Cindy Ley is executive director of Open Doors for Youth, a drop-in and resource center for homeless youth in Elk River.

Mention the word “homeless” and members of the public often conjure up images of unfortunate people, old and young, sleeping under bridges in a frigid Minnesota winter or, if they’re lucky, scoring a bed in a homeless shelter. The reality is more complicated than that, including the experiences of a disturbingly large population of homeless youth. In many cases, what’s needed for them are connections with people who are already in — or near — their life.

TruthToTell explores an innovative relationship-based approach with Jacqueline White, founder and director of the Minnesota Host Home Network, and Cindy Ley, executive director of Open Doors for Youth, a drop-in and resource center for homeless youth in Elk River. We will also hear from a former youth participant in the host network program.

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