YOUTH HOMELESSNESS IN ATLANTA

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3,300+

youth experiencing homelessness in Atlanta.

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72%

of youth experincing homelessness have experienced or witnessed violence.

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50%

of youth aging out of the foster care system will be homeless within 6 months.

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7X

more youth know about Covenant House than other organizations in Atlanta.

Our Statistics

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29,354

total nights of shelter were provided this year.

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596

youth received shelter last year.

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1826

youth were served through our programming.

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78%

of the youth in the Rights of Passage (independent living) program exit to Permanent Housing.

  • Within 72 hours of being on the streets, a young person is approached for sex. 49% of youth experiencing homelessness have been sexually exploited.
  • Though only 7% of the general population of youth identify as LGBT, a shocking 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBT. This disparity is made even more alarming by the fact that LGBT youth are more likely to be victimized than non-LGBT youth on the streets.
  • 42% of youth experiencing homelessness have experienced abuse as a child.
  • There is a 19% unemployment rate for 16-19 year olds - higher for at-risk youth. This leaves many without options to escape homelessness.
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Sources: Loyola University New Orleans, Modern Slavery Research Project, Georgia State University, Atlanta Youth Count and Needs Assessment.