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A film featuring Family and Youth Services Bureau grantees Larkin Street Youth Services and New Avenues was chosen by Facebook fans as the winner in a film contest sponsored this year by sock manufacturer No Nonsense and its "Socks for America" campaign.
When No Nonsense decided to hand out a million pairs of socks to homeless families and youth last summer, the company's volunteers took along video cameras to capture the stories of the people they met along the way. The result is four films about various facets of family and youth homelessness in America.
The winning film, "We Were Strangers" describes the highs and lows of youth living on the streets and the youth workers who seek to help them. Youth workers can use the film to spread awareness of youth homelessness and garner support for their work.