Beyond the homeless
myth, discover the life stories of homeless children as they confide in those
who know them for who they are (each story is shared with love ~ and permission).
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Stories about Homeless Children
Runaways - if
you are thinking about running away please read this.
are often asked: What is the reason they have for being homeless, especially homeless
children why do they live on the streets? Also people often ask how young do you
13 is the age most leave home. I've come to believe that this age has something
to do with their sense of self developing to a point that they can fathom leaving
their family of origin and standing on their own two feet.
a child does become homeless before the age of 15, in almost every case it is
because of sexual or violent abuse. The child leaves because it is safer for them
to live on the streets than to live at home. We have seen them much younger, 9
or 10 usually is the youngest though Gish was first homeless at age 6.