NCFY Reports

Serving Youth in an Economic Downturn

Photograph of a homeless teen boy.

Around the country, runaway and homeless youth organizations are facing the challenge of accommodating more youth as a result of the current economic downturn. The relentless surge of home foreclosures, massive unemployment, stifling consumer debt and bankruptcies are  conspiring to break up families and force more young people to the streets, youth workers say. In this issue of the Exchange, we look at how youth-serving organizations are coping and how they are serving overrepresented groups of homeless youth.

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