Barriers of Homeless Youth

The 1,075 youth (12 to 17 yrs) served by Safe Place Shelter House in 2013 face significant barriers:

  • 44% physically abused;
  • 57% diagnosed disability or illness;
  • 70% report school problems (truancy, failing grades, suspensions);
  • 80% from families at/below poverty

Source: YMCA Safe Place