28 Jan '16, 9pm

Starbucks contributes legal expertise to “Homeless Youth Handbook” https://t.co/b1tN3Ts2mx

When volunteers affiliated with the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness head out overnight (2 a.m. PT Friday, January 29 ) for the One Night Count of people who are without shelter, a troubling number of the homeless they take note of will be young people. Last year, 3,772 homeless were counted on the streets during King County’s One Night Count , up more than 20 percent from the previous year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that more than a third of the homeless population is 24 or younger. That population faces challenges on many fronts and confronts barriers to accessing resources. One tool available to them – the “Homeless Youth Handbook” – was developed through a partnership between Starbucks lawyers and legal staff, the Baker & McKenzie law firm and Columbia Legal Services Children and Youth Project. Aligned with Starbucks Va...

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