MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Young adults are the fastest growing population of homeless people in the United States.
In fact, according to the U. S Department of Education, there were nearly 1.3 million homeless children and teens enrolled in elementary, middle and high school during the 2012-13 year.
But what exactly is a homeless teenager? Many people believe that ‘homeless’ is a word used to describe men and women who live under bridges or hold cardboard signs pleading for money, but it is much broader than that perception.
The term homeless is used to describe a living condition in which there is lack of a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. Most of these kids go to school, have friends and are part of their school’s sports team—but at night they have no place to call home. For some teens, this is a struggle shared…
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