Annually, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness. The pathway to homelessness is complex and often starts with family instability. A large number of homeless youth experience abuse, domestic violence, and discrimination for their sexual orientation, increasing their risk of homelessness. Much has been achieved through public policy over the past few decades to support vulnerable youth and young adults facing homelessness. However, challenges in youth homelessness still loom large today.
To learn more, check out the infographic below created by the Ohio University online Master of Public Administration program.