Friday, March 19, 2010

Homeless Youth in Denver

Denver has approximately 1,500 homeless youth sleeping on the streets each night in search of shelter, food, friendship and safety. They leave home for many reasons, from abuse and neglect to addictions, but their realities are the same once they hit the streets. Life comes fast and they have to grow up quickly to learn how to survive. Many of these teens have a desire to share their stories and talk through issues, but the outlet for this is rare. Art from Ashes addresses this need powerfully through poetry. This article shares an interview with one teen living at Denver's Urban Peak Shelter, a home specifically for homeless youth.

Here is a link to more stories of youth who have lived at Urban Peak.

-Keysha Boggess, CSM Denver City Director

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