GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Homeless Youth Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"About 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness in the U.S."

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"Almost 40% of the homeless in the U.S are under 18."

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"75% of homeless or runaway youth have dropped out or will drop out of school."

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"On any given night, nearly 1 in 10 young adults aged 18-25 experiences homelessness."

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"Youth aged 12-17 are more at risk of homelessness than adults."

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"27% of LGBT homeless youth are forced to leave their homes."

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"About 60% of homeless young people use drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate for their mental health issues."

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"One study found that 53% of homeless youth became homeless for the first time because they were asked to leave home by a parent or caregiver."

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"Homeless youth are 75% more likely to self-harm than non-homeless youth."

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"77% of homeless youth have been physically or sexually assaulted."

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"80% of homeless youth suffer from severe affective (mood) disorders compared to 18-29% of the general population."

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"At least 25% of homeless youth in the U.S. have been involved in the child welfare system."

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"Up to half of homeless youth involved in criminal justice systems have been in foster care."

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"Over two-thirds of homeless youth report a parent with substance use or mental health problem."

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"In 2018, approximately 10% of the Federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Grant applicants reported serving youth who are pregnant or parenting."

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"Homeless young people often establish independence at a younger age than their peers, with 72% holding a paid job in the previous year."

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"24% of former foster youth experienced homelessness after transitioning out of foster care."

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