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Reflecting on My Experiences as a Homeless Youth with Disabilities

Youth Homelessness, Disability and Institutionalization: Reflecting on My Experiences as a Homeless Youth with Disabilities this National Runaway Prevention Month 

 

Rachel Litchman

 

Content notes: sexual abuse, violence, trauma, institutionalization, forced treatment, self harm 

 

On any given night, approximately 41,000 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 13 and 25 navigate homelessness alone. These youth make up a significant fraction of the 4.2 million young people who have no permanent housing. 79% of these

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Originally published as Reflecting on My Experiences as a Homeless Youth with Disabilities at The Disability Visibility Project

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