Teens With No Place To Go

Posted Oct 7 2011, 3:00 pm in , , , ,

Author Bill Cameron posted this link to a story about a homeless teen in Oregon. I am upset by it but even more than that, I wonder how isolated an occurrence teen homelessness is?

Ironically, Bill told me last night that his school district is using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as their theme for the year. I wonder, in a district the size of Sachem, where most families have a few cars, a few TVs, a bunch of iGadgets, computers and game systems, are there any kids who seriously do not have the safety of a roof over their heads?

What can we do about this? Better question, what are we willing to do about it? 



3 responses to “Teens With No Place To Go”

  1. Linda G. says:

    That’s a heartbreaking story. It just kills me to think of kids in that kind of situation, and I’m sure there are more of them than we like to think.

    As for what we can do — become aware of similar situations in our own communities, I expect. Try to help as much as possible close to home, because otherwise it becomes overwhelming to even consider.

  2. This is such a sad story, and more common than we’d like to believe. I wish I knew what the answer was, because it breaks my heart.

  3. Kelly B says:

    I literally want to open my home to this young man. One person really can make a difference.