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Yellow Diamonds Mark the Path to a Safe Place

Youth homelessness is a serious issue across America. The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that on any given night there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youth living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers. However, there is most likely a large gap between the estimates and the actual count of homeless youth across America. The true count would be much higher. Advocates who work with the homeless say that many kids slip through the cracks because they don’t fill out the survey necessary for them to be a part of the count. Another challenge to getting accurate numbers on homeless...