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Teen homelessness in america

Teen Homelessness Statistics Covenant House and the Covenant House Institute strive to be knowledge leaders in the field of homeless youth services by . Despite being one of the wealthiest nations in the world, the United States still struggles with high levels of poverty, especially among children. Teens age 12 to 17 are more likely to become homeless than adults. "Why They Run: An In-Depth Look at America's Runaway Youth." The Urban Institute. Teens age 12 to 17 are more likely to become homeless than adults. Homelessness effects teens in many different ways. Fifty percent of homeless teens age 16 and older, drop out of school. Many resort to using drugs which can lead to addiction as a means of coping. Teen homelessness and homelessness can be defined in several different ways. The homeless and runaway act of (RHYA) described homeless youth as one who is no older than 21 and is unaccompanied by a family member or caregiver.
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