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Homeless Youth

Imagine Spending Your First Night Homeless on Your 18th Birthday.

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I was crossing a street in Salt Lake City and saw Sergei. That day was Sergei's 18th birthday. That day was also his first night homeless.

'Family Unification Program' To Reunite 5,000 Children With Families Separated By Recession

Tonic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since the economic downturn in late 2008, the headlines about foreclosures and unemployment have become familiar and all too commonplace. What is less...

Jimmy Wayne Completes 1,700 Mile 'Meet Me Halfway' Charity Walk For Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In January, country music star Jimmy Wayne set off across the country on a 1,700 mile trek to raise awareness about the plight of youth who grow too o...

Homeless Youth Labor and Sex Trafficking in Denver

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Impoverished young people in Denver are routinely promised jobs with good pay and travel, but it's a scheme to traffic them into hard labor. Urban Peak gets kids out of these situations.

Interview: Derrick Martin Talks Prom, Being Kicked Out and Helping Other Gay Youth

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Waymon Hudson

I recently wrote about Derrick Martin, the gay teenager from Georgia who sparked a media firestorm when he asked to bring another boy to prom, and who has turned his experience into a project to help other LGBT youth in crisis.

Gay Georgia Teen Starts Group to Help LGBT Youth

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Waymon Hudson

Young people are coming out at much younger ages these days and too often these youth are left with no options and nowhere to turn. Hopefully, Project LifeVest will help change that.

They Call Themselves 'Juggalos': They Are The Faces of America's Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Life for the many homeless young adults in Denver, Colorado is far from what a normal 18 or 19-year-old would expect. After escaping abusive homes, th...

Surfers, Musicians Raise Money For Homeless Youth In San Diego

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman has been a popular presence on HuffPost Impact in previous months. His blog posts on the songwriting process and ho...

'The Teen Project' Helps Teenagers Aging Out Of The Foster System

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For 18-year-old California teen Carla, aging out of the foster care system meant facing life on the streets, with no where to go and no way to support...

It Just Takes One: Dani Shriver, Former Homeless Youth, Helps Kids Get Off The Street

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Mother's Day, HuffPost Impact presents It Just Takes One, a series on children and the tutors, mentors, guardians and others who have ma...

Summer Camp Makes A Difference For Homeless Baltimore Children

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For 100 homeless children in Baltimore, summer is looking brighter thanks to the local nonprofit organization St. Vincent de Paul. Kicking off this we...

Homeless Teen Finally Gets Diploma, Inspires Change For Other Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

High school senior Rosa Bracero is the victim of some very bad timing, New York Daily News reports. On the same day that the 17-year-old was supposed ...

Q: What is the difference Between a Turkey and a Man Imitating a Turkey?

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Seven years ago, my friends and decided that we had to do something to help homeless kids, to recognize their struggle and champion their cause. And viola: the Switchfoot Bro-Am was born!

Orayne Williams Goes From Homeless In New York To Successful High School Senior

AOL News | Lisa Flam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A high school senior has overcome the challenges of being homeless and abandoned by his family to excel in school and earn a college scholarship....

Homeless Youth Perform With Broadway Stars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Yvette Alston pulled a strapless dress with a gold waistband out of her locker at the homeless shelter on West 41st street where she lives. "I'm goin...

National Volunteer Month: Audrey LaRoque Helps Homeless Youth In Venice Beach

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month, HuffPost Impact will be telling stories of volunteers who have made an extraordinary differen...

Tae Tae Davis, Seventh-Grade Student, Brings Art Projects To Local Homeless Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last year, Florida student Taylor "Tae Tae" Davis made it her mission to secure donated art supplies to keep art classes going at her middle school. N...

Victor Cardenas, Homeless Student Taken In By Teacher, Becomes Valedictorian

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Victor Cardenas, a homeless teen sleeping on a park bench by night, getting through high school was a challenge. Luckily, a circle of close friend...

Homeless 14-Year-Old Girl Gets Approved For Lung Transplant (UPDATE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: Ronnie Walker's social worker, Carolyn Taren, informed The Huffington Post today that the 14-year-old and her family will soon be moving into ...

Family Takes In Homeless Teen After Reading Article

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

An astounding act of generosity and hope has changed the lives of one Pequea, Penn., family. Paula Dussinger opened her newspaper on an early morning ...

Cold Nights on the Boardwalk

Judy Ranan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Judy Ranan

There aren't many places for homeless kids to go when it rains in L.A. StandUp For Kids wants to build an outreach center in Venice to help these poor children who deserve a much better life.

Resilience And Responsibility

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

One in four youth aging out of foster care in New York City become homeless, an illustration of a terrible national pattern.

Homeless-Inspired Sheets Bring Street Into The Bedroom

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Dutch By Design, a UK-based modern home goods company, is offering The Home Duvet, a comforter cover, emblazoned with the screen-print of a weathered ...

Seattle French Dip Shop Feeds Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, the Rizzos bought six Angus certified inside top round roasts. They plan to cook them in the home recipe au jus that has carrots, garlic, c...'s 5 Most Shocking Homelessness Stories Of The Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The end of the year is nigh, but there's still time for one more reflection. These stories grabbed our attention, tugged at our heartstrings, and made...