Displaced Generation: Stories of the Young, Homeless, and their Paths to Housing (Paperback)
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What do you picture when you think of a homeless person? An older, grizzly man with a grey beard and an empty bottle of beer in his hand? An aged woman stumbling across the street?Author Jennifer Pitsch is set on bringing truth to these common misconceptions. On any given night, there are around 1.3 million youth runaways living on the streets, in abandoned homes, or with friends or strangers. Whether they're escaping an abusive household or have been kicked out by intolerant parents, many young people will find themselves experiencing some form of homelessness in their lifetime.The demographic of those that are homeless has changed. Displaced Generation is all about bringing awareness to this epidemic and, more importantly, offering readers the tools and knowledge necessary to fix a problem that has been invisible in our nation until recently.Whether you're an activist, innovator or organization, you'll find a plethora of information and newfound passion. Diving into a multitude of housing solutions and novel proposals, Jennifer proves that homelessness, especially for the young, does not have to be our future. All we need is a new approach.