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Released: 2012-09-11

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Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope by Kevin Ryan


Throughout the lives of homeless teens—moving stories of pain and hope from Covenant Home

Almost Home tells the tales of six exceptional young people from across america and Canada as they confront life by myself on the streets. Every in the end finds his or her approach to Covenant Home, the biggest charity serving homeless and runaway formative years in North The us. From the son of a crack addict who fights his own descent into drug addiction to a teen mom achieving for a new life, their tales veer between devastating and provoking as they each fight to discover a situation referred to as house.

  • Features a foreword by way of Newark Mayor Cory Booker
  • Shares the personal stories of six homeless youths grappling with issues comparable to drug habit, domestic violence, prostitution, rejection according to sexual orientation, teen parenthood, and ageing out of foster care right into a future with limited abilities and no reinforce machine
  • Offers voice to the estimated 1.6 million young folks in the United States and Canada who run away or are kicked out of their properties each and every yr
  • Comprises placing photographs, tales of firsthand experiences mentoring and dealing with homeless and early life, and practical ideas on the best way to become involved
  • Discusses the basis motives of homelessness among young individuals, and policy recommendations to address them
  • Gives action steps readers can take to fight adolescence homelessness and aid particular person homeless younger people
  • Written with the aid of Kevin Ryan, president of Covenant House, and Pulitzer Prize nominee and former New York Times author Tina Kelley

Inviting us to get to know homeless teens as more than an accumulation of data and societal considerations, this book gives a human face to a huge but generally invisible problem and bargains sensible insights into methods to stop homelessness and help homeless adolescence move to a hopeful future. For instance, one child within the guide goes on to become a school football participant and counselor to at-chance children and another becomes a state kickboxing champion. All the tales inspire us with victories of the human spirit, large and small. A part of the proceeds from the sale of each ebook will lend a hand support youngsters who profit from Covenant Home's refuge and outreach services and products.

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e-Book Details

Writer: Kevin Ryan Writer: Wiley Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 256

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