SAFE PLACES FOR YOUTH
The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that on any given night in the United States there are roughly 1.3 million homeless youth living on the streets, in rundown buildings, with friends or with strangers. Homeless youth are more susceptible to abuse, mental health issues, sexual exploitation, substance abuse, illness, and death.
This issue is real in every corner of the world. Young people need a safe place to go, not only when they runaway, but every day. What could you WAVE do to help provide safe places for our peers to feel connected and valued? BTW: Your WAVE should be the first place they should be welcome.