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.

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