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Opening Remarks To “No Place To Live: The Housing Crisis Facing Youth Aging-Out Of Foster Care,” A National Symposium Hosted By The Child Advocacy Clinic Of St. John’S School Of Law, March 28, 2008, Dale Margolin Cecka Jan 2008

Opening Remarks To “No Place To Live: The Housing Crisis Facing Youth Aging-Out Of Foster Care,” A National Symposium Hosted By The Child Advocacy Clinic Of St. John’S School Of Law, March 28, 2008, Dale Margolin Cecka

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Across the country, everyone is talking about a “housing crisis.” For youth who age out of foster care, just finding a place to sleep each night is a struggle. We know that nationally, 54% of recently aged-out youth are homeless or unstably housed. In addition, these youth face higher rates of unemployment, under-education, teen pregnancy, and incarceration. We are gathered here today to address the unique and dire housing needs of youth aging of foster care. I would usually begin a Symposium like this with a story of a young person’s plight, an illustration of the injustices this population faces. …