A Few Simple Questions Can End Homelessness and Sex Trafficking Now

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Ruth White

It took me more than 10 years to ask a few simple questions: How can 56,000 unaccompanied minors experience homelessness each night in the U.S. when there is a federal entitlement to foster care for children under the age of 18? How can there be any homeless youth under the age of 21 in the 22 states that have enacted legislation to extend federal foster care funds through age 21 and all but six states report using other funds to support services and housing beyond age 18 . . .

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