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I live in Suburban Clackamas County and just completed my volunteering with the homeless count here. I am also on the Community Action Board for my county. I've worked at a church here for four years administering our emergency assistance program among other things.
I am fully aware of the prevalence of suburban homeless. I have a storehouse of stories to tell. In fact, we currently have a young man living in our home. He has been in foster homes since he was 5. WHen he turned 18, he was out of the system- expected to make it on his own; ready or not. He had a job an dan apartment but lost them both about one year ago. He will be turning 20 next month and is unemployed wiht no home.
There is only one resource in the county for this young man, which is located in rural Oregon City/ Estacade- off of the bus line.
Encountering countless stories just like this one has spurned me to begin a nonprofit organization for youth an dfamilies who are struggling to make it.
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