2016: Special Report on Youth Homelessness
"Today, there are thousands of unaccompanied, homeless young people surviving on their own in every part of the country, especially in urban communities. Homeless youth are especially vulnerable to all types of exploitation, and often tend to be hidden—172 individuals ages 18-24 accessed the emergency shelter system at Crossroads and other shelters in Rhode Island in 2015. " - Karen Santilli, Crossroads Rhode Island President and CEO
In our 2016 Report, Homeless Youth [PDF], we examine this vulnerable population of homeless individuals, including who they are, where they are, and how we can best help them. This report was released in conjunction with the reopening of Whitmarsh House, a permanent supportive housing project operated by Crossroads which includes units specifically to serve the growing population of homeless 18-24 year-olds.
We invite you to read Youth Homelessness [PDF] to learn more about this often unseen population.