Unfortunately, homelessness and human trafficking are linked. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women & Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss how homelessness is a factor that can lead a person to become a victim of trafficking. They take a look at the statistics of youth who are homeless and how it relates to human trafficking. Discussing what we can do to help. By studying the issues, be a voice, and make a difference.
- 1.3 million runaway homeless youth live in America.
- 57 percent of homeless kids spend at least one day every month without food.
- 25 percent of foster kids become homeless within two years of leaving the system.
- 4 distinct homeless youth populations: Runaway minors, expelled youth, system youth, and street youth.
- It’s about survival, when someone offers youth an opportunity to make money or offers them a place to sleep, the kids will do what they can to survive.
- 55 percent of street girls engage in some form of commercial sexual exploitation.
- 1 in 5 become entangled in some sort of organized crime network.
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