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.