I found a link to this interview on Twitter. Everything that’s said has proven so true in my experience as well. I hope I conveyed the reality of homeless youth in my novel Painted Black as well as Kevin Ryan does in his non-fiction book Almost Home. Click on the Listen link when you get to the page.
A look at youth homelessness across the United States, and why growing numbers of teens are ending up alone on the streets. Diane and guests discuss efforts to provide them shelter — and a future.
Guests – Youth Homelessness Across The Nation
Kevin Ryan, president and CEO of Covenant House International.
“Paulie Smith” former homeless youth profiled in “Almost Home.”
Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J.