Fredrick: Ending youth homelessness in Maryland

According to the 2017 Youth Reach census and survey of unaccompanied youth in Maryland, there are at least 2,425 “unaccompanied homeless youth,” or youth aged 24 and younger who are unstably housed or homeless, and not with a parent or guardian. LGBTQ youth and youth of color are dramatically overrepresented in the total number. According to the Maryland State Department of Education, there were 17,928 public school students in the state who lacked a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence during school year 2018-19. In Frederick County alone, there were 941 FCPS students who were homeless. (News-Post)

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