Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who are California's homeless youth?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the realities of being young and homeless. According to a new report from the CA Homeless Youth Project, there are 200,000 homeless youth in CA and only 1,000 beds. Where are the rest going? Why do kids end up on the street? And why are so few services available? What can we do to help homeless youth? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Donnie Lumpkins, formerly homeless, now works for Youth Outlook at New America Media

Ginny Puddefoot, director of the California Homeless Youth Project

Sharon Hawkins Laydon, co-founder and executive director of YEAH, a youth shelter in Berkeley

John Casey, program director of the Bay Area Covenant House California, a shelter in Oakland