York City spotlights homeless youth for awareness week

By: Jason Addy, York Dispatch

Published:  Nov. 16, 2017

York City Mayor Kim Bracey and advocates for homeless citizens are urging residents to stop and take notice of young people around them who don’t have a roof over their heads or a place to call home.

In declaring the week of Nov. 13-17 as “Education for Youth Experiencing Homelessness Awareness Week,” Bracey encouraged schools, service organizations and residents to help young people who are sleeping on floors, in backseats of cars and “couch surfing” to make it through each night.

While many have a stereotypical idea of homelessness, most don’t realize that image is quite far from reality, said Sonia Pitzi, regional coordinator for Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH).

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