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National Runaway Safeline Home Free Program . . . .

Home Free Program is providing help to runaway, homeless, and exploited youth to return home safely or get to a safe and stable place to stay where they can receive appropriate services.  To request the free transportation benefit link here:https://www.1800runaway.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Flyer-FYSBApproved_051518.pdf.

Metro Atlanta’s homeless young adults may be undercounted, study. . .

Two recent studies aimed at quantifying the problem of homeless young adults arrived at differing conclusions. Data from city of Atlanta found 3,217 homeless individuals, including 187 between the ages of 18 and 24 during its annual. . .”Young people are particularly under-counted because they really don’t want to be found,” https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/studies-attempt-count-homeless-youths-metro-atlanta/e0UHX5xySjSJy1ucaX2jXJ/

Food scholarships. Homeless shelters, emergency loans, food, and environment reporting network.

  One of the first lessons Jalyn Wharton learned her 1st year at Kennesaw University was how to stretch a pizza so it would feed her for a week. . .It was relief to finally start college, Wharton says, but there were new obstacles. “I wasn’t really a resident here, or a resident of anywhere,” …

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GSU Study: Majority Of Homeless Youth In Atlanta Experience Human Trafficking

A new Georgia University study says more than half of the homeless youth in Atlanta have experienced some form of human trafficking. The study, led by Professor Eric Wright, found that marginalized groups like LGBTQ youth, as well as children who come from troubled backgrounds, are even more likely to experience exploitation. https://www.gpbnews.org/post/gsu-study-majority-homeless-youth-atlanta-experience-human-trafficking

Valedictorian Who Battled Homelessness Starts School At Yale I News One

Atlanta native Chelesa Fearce is living proof that you can rise above your circumstances and overcome the odds. Despite battling homelessness throughout her high school years, she went on to named valedictorian of her class, graduated from Spelman College and is now a student at Yale University, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. https://newsone.com/3887/chelesa-fearce-homeless-valedictorian-yale-university/  

Youth in Foster Care Navigate Challenges As They Look Toward College-Youth Today

Julia 16, a high school senior in Alpharetta, Ga., knows where she wants to go to college: Its Georgia State University in Atlanta. Jaelyn, 17, a high school senior in Macon, Ga., also has a plan. She wants to study cosmetology at the Paul Mitchell School in Atlanta. Both young women are optimistic about the …

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Formerly Homeless Georgia Teen Beats the Odds After Graduating High School with Honors, Now Headed to College: “I Just Never Gave Up”

Despite his family’s struggles, a Georgia teen said he held his head high and persevered through the tough times. He’s since graduated from high school with honors and is now college-bound. Calvin Rhodes, 18, will start at Georgia State University next month, where he plans to study engineering, Atlanta station WSB-TV reported. It’s a huge …

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THRIVE!

With support from Partners for Home – the City of Atlanta’s Homeless Continuum of Care – Inspiritus has launched the THRIVE! Youth Host Home Program to help end youth homelessness. Young adults ages 18-24, especially those who identify as LGBTQ and former foster care youth, will receive supportive short-term housing within a home setting and …

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Formerly homeless high school senior accepted into 12 universities

A formerly homeless high school senior, Brianna Watts, who had been living in a shelter with her mother Bridgette Gibbs, has been accepted into 12 universities. “I definitely did not expect half of the things that are happening in my life now at this point,” Brianna tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It’s a blessing.” But life wasn’t always easy …

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