Why You Should Curb Your Instinct to Judge Homeless Youth

December 12, 2014 4:40 PM

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I will probably say "stay warm" hundreds of times this winter season, but I don't need to walk very far to run into those for whom staying warm is impossible, because they call the streets home. In New York City, over 1,750 youth will sleep on the streets on any given night this winter.

I know you've seen teenagers or very young adults sitting on the curb, stiff frozen fingers holding a cardboard sign with the words "Homeless, please give food or money." Then there are the homeless youth you don't notice: those who couch surf or look like any other kid at McDonald's or the Apple St...

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