RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I am a Shelter Manager for a youth shelter. We serve youth in crisis in the surrounding counties. I wanted to state that the comment made about youth wanting to BE homeless is a VERY unique situation. I have been with this shelter for about 6 years now and have worked with a variety of youth and families. What I can tell you is that youth seek support, love, positive people/enviroments, and STRUCTURE. If they don't have that there world is chaos and functioning as society sees "right" is out of the picture.
Youth are a very delicate and wonderful population in our world. It takes time to gain their trust and really make a difference but if the right people (caring individuals) stick with it...things can change!
posted 3 years, 6 months ago
view in context