When someone thinks about homelessness, your mind normally gravitates to the
average adult population experiencing homelessness but a lot of people forget that
younger adults and even minors under the age of eighteen experience homelessness
Young people experience homelessness for all kinds of reasons. One cause of
being homeless could be that their families were abusive to them. This can be in the
form of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. When most people think about abuse they
normally think of the first two but emotional abuse is extremely real as well. It's the
same reason domestic violence is so dangerous even when there is no physical abuse.
When there is emotional abuse in the home as a child eventually the child will
breakdown and not be able to take the abuse anymore.
Youth can also become displaced and end up homeless if their parents or guardians kick them out for one reason or another. Some other reasons young people end up homeless are dealing with neglect. And lastly most youth who have stayed in shelters state that family conflict is the most common cause of being displaced.