Youth and Homelessness in the District

12% of people experiencing homelessness in the District are between ages 18 and 24. Homelessness among youths can be caused by family conflict, addiction, and involvement with child welfare or juvenile justice systems. Sexual orientation, special needs, and pregnancy are also risk factors that can affect a youth’s relationship with their family, limiting their resources further.

Friendship Place’s Youth Connect programs have assisted hundreds of unhoused or at-risk minors and young adults, connecting them with important documents and social services as well as addressing basic needs. Our AimHire and Before Thirty programs also help young people escape the poverty cycle and achieve career goals.

Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!

Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2023, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for 4,993 people, including 1,507 children in families and 670 veterans. We empowered 167 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness. Questions? Please feel free to call our fundraising office, 202.957.7834.

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