Supporting the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness
Homeless Tucson teens seeking help at a record-breaking pace
A growing number of Tucson-area youths are becoming casualties of economic and family instability.
Referrals to a local nonprofit program for homeless youths are up 60 percent this year. Nearly 1,000 Southern Arizona teens are enrolled in the Tucson-based Youth on Their Own, which group leaders believe is the highest number of young people the 28-year-old organization has ever helped in one school year.