One of our goals is to educate people on the needs to surround us, to push people out of their comfort bubbles of everyday life. One of the best ways we can do this is by providing a way for great nonprofits to tell their stories. The following is a post provided to us by The Forsaken Generation Youth Homeless Project. This awesome nonprofit is trying to make a real difference for the homeless youth in America. Read on.
(FROM FORSAKEN) Right here in the United States an estimated 2.8 million children are homeless.
Nearly half of them are under the age of 6 years old
Many of them physically and sexually abused
Hundreds of thousands of them are forced into the horrific world of child sex trafficking
It is estimated that nearly half a million children are sold for sex right here in the United States EVERY single year
“About a year ago I walked into the first youth homeless shelter I had ever seen in my life. I was stunned to see a shelter filled with children that had no place to call home. Some with parents some without. I later discovered that millions and millions of children across the country were homeless. It’s a problem that’s literally spinning out of control.
I realized that I had to do something. Someone needed to stand up and help these kids. By ignoring these helpless children we just continue to perpetuate the problem. We’ve truly created a Forsaken Generation.” – Sean Wrench, founder Forsaken Generation
In the last 2 years the number of homeless children have DOUBLED.
Child and Youth Homelessness in America has become a NATIONAL CRISIS.
Many of these kids actually sleep on the streets because they aren’t fortunate enough to find nearby shelter.
Because we choose to ignore them, these homeless children are dying every…single…day. Will you be their voice?
Reprint from http://www.project7.com