“The root cause of youth homelessness is family disruption. We serve young people ages 13-24 – folks you would expect to be at home. But the youth we serve don’t have that option.”
Youth homelessness affects nearly 1,500 youth in King County every day.
The Causes of Youth Homelessness
Nationally, over one in four youth who come out to their parents as LGBTQ are thrown out of their home.
One in three youth on the streets has been involved in foster care, sometimes living in 20+ homes by age 18.
Anywhere from 40-60 percent of homeless youth have been physically or sexually abused in their own home.
The Demographics of Youth Homelessness
percent of homeless youth in Seattle
identify as LGBTQ
percent of homeless youth accessing services
are youth of color