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'Alternative House' Helps Homeless Students Start Over (VIDEO)

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Over one million of America's students are homeless.

Two thousand of them are in Fairfax County, Wash.

The Washington Post reported on various partnerships made with local nonprofit organizations to offer solutions to its local homeless student population.

Solutions are slow-going and flawed, however some programs have seen success.

Landis Brewer, a homeless high school student featured in the video below, was embraced by the Alternative House, a shelter and counseling center for homeless and abused children and teens. He meets with a counselor regularly and is now in a "host home," the program's version of a foster home.

"I have a roof, I have school, I have opportunity."

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