Youth Homelessness Overview - homeless teens in illinois

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Safe Horizon | Youth Homelessness homeless teens in illinois


What is the purpose of this service? To ensure youth are safe, stable and self sufficient. Who can receive these services? Youth who are 14 to 23 years of age who lack safe and stable housing.

50% of homeless youth served were homeless less than one month (32% less than one week). 35% of homeless youth served were homeless 1 to 6 months (11% 1 to 2 months.) In 2013 the average Illinois taxpayer was estimated to pay $4,658 per year in State and local taxes.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410 Telephone: (202) 708-1112 TTY: (202) 708-1455.

Homeless Youth Agencies The Illinois Department of Human Services provides services to help youth who are homeless or to prevent youth from becoming homeless. These services include shelter, transitional living programs and outreach. Youth ages 14-20 can access services including case management, food, clothing, life skills training, education.