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Three Colorado youth involved in FYSB's Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth program are featured in a new video series encouraging programs with safe beds for homeless youth to contact Colorado's Lutheran Family Services. In the 30-second videos, the youth explain how they became homeless, what homelessness was like, and how services could have helped them stay safe and in school.
When Tyler's parents divorced, he was forced to drop out of school and live on his sister's couch.
Gina ran away to escape violence in her home. She squatted in abandoned buildings and cleaned houses to get by.
After Desirae ran away, she was able to finish school thanks to the generosity of a friend's parents.