Media is the most effective avenue of reaching the public. Through professional, informative and inspiring media, we will raise awareness about homeless and foster youth while simultaneously implementing plans to positively change the lives of youth in need.
It’s not safe on the streets, and sometimes you feel sad because you have nothing to come home to. You walk around all day living life for nothing. You dream and dream all the time about going home, but you have no home to go to.
— Female, 18, Hayward
We have a three-bedroom home and my mom takes care of foster kids, so there was no room for me, and she gave me a week to find somewhere to live.
— Female, 19, Location Unknown
It’s been all my life. I grew up in foster care and I was abused in group homes. I’ve moved around so much. I’ve been in over 10 mental institutions, over 32 group homes and foster houses. I became homeless five years ago.
— Male, 24, Los Angeles
I feel both more safe and less safe—more safe as in being away from my family, less safe as in just being scared of being on the streets.
— Female, 18, San Francisco
I feel like I’ve been safer in a way ‘cause I haven’t had to deal with the sexual abuse, and in a way not, ‘cause as soon as I got out I was forced on heroin.
— Female, 20, San Francisco
The fact that I have nowhere to shower, clean my clothes, or get adequate sleep prevents me from being able to walk into appointments.
— Female, 19, Los Angeles