Friday, March 22, 2013

Homeless Youth

In "Why is there homelessness?," I wrote about how several waves of gentrification in DC has led to the large numbers of homeless here. This morning, the Washington Post reported, "Counselors at one of the city’s largest shelters for homeless youths have had to turn away more than 80 unaccompanied children — some as young as 12 or 13 — who came to them for help in the past six weeks after the city cut more than $700,000 from the shelter’s budget." Other shelters are having similar problems. 

No kid should be turned away from a shelter. The DC Government is flush with money, so please sign my petition to Mayor Gray that the DC government provide a shelter bed for all DC homeless youth tonight. It is very quick and easy to sign the petition. Thanks! 

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