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Homelessness Is A Situation, Not An Identity

Recently, while speaking with Justine and Alexis, Justine was exasperated in telling me about a conversation she had just had with a stranger about her situation. As she put it, "I wasn't born homeless. It's not like I'm a different species!" To me, those two sentences say so much. Youth who experience homelessness are not a different type of person. Homelessness for most youth is not something they were born into.
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