Aching for home
Illustration by Ruby Thompson,
a senior at Avalon School in St. Paul.
When we think of a homeless person, we often think of adults living under a bridge. The hard truth is that a homeless person could be sitting next to you in class.
In this package of stories, ThreeSixty reporters bring you stories about the more than 2,000 teens estimated to be homeless on any given night in Minnesota.
Reporter Vang Thao writes about living in a shelter for months after her family lost its home to foreclosure. Grace Pastoor reports on the challenges faced by teens who turn 18 and must leave foster care without any family support. Asma Adam reports on one suburban church that started a food shelf just for teens after neighboring schools reported that the number of homeless students more than doubled between 2007 and 2011.