Opinion: Pandemic Makes Addressing Youth Homelessness More Difficult
MAY 25, 2021 — In a letter to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Lighthouse COO Jodi Harding says there’s work to be done and we can end youth homelessness working together. Here’s how it begins:
“You may not see them, but they’re there. Young people who are homeless are usually invisible.
Identifying and addressing youth homelessness takes a trained and thoughtful eye. Advocates, including Lighthouse, see a troubling trend aggravated by the pandemic: an avalanche of need for youth homelessness services.
The pandemic has made addressing youth homelessness more challenging but not impossible. More than a year into the arrival of COVID-19, we have a better understanding of the pandemic’s impact on the children and families we serve. Now is the time to act.”