Lighthouse Discusses Impact of Pandemic for Unhoused Youth on Fair Housing Podcast
"Our shelter is always full. What we see is that the young people we serve need someone to walk side by side with them, connect them to resources, and set some goals. It's about giving them a pathway. We're always building youth up to walk that path." Bonita Campbell, Vice President of Homeless Youth Services.
Local 12: LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness at disproportionately high rates
Bonita Campbell says, on any given day, about 40% of those staying in the Lighthouse Youth Shelter where she works identify as LGBTQ+.
When asked why she thought that was, Campbell said, "Because of our society, because families really struggle to accept their young people as LGBTQ+.
For that reason, Lighthouse is very intentional about creating an environment that is welcoming to all.
WCPO/Channel 9: KEYS Program is Reducing Youth Homelessness in Hamilton County
“That’s the lowest I’ve ever been,” said Walker, who is now 23. “I thought about it for a second, and I said, you know, I’m very independent. And I am independently bringing myself to a homeless shelter so I feel like I could get a lot of help.”
That is exactly what happened.
Lighthouse Views: Summer 2021
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