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[email protected] HomeShows: Spare a room for homeless youth

Video by Joshua Trujillo and David Llama / Starbucks Newsroom When twin brothers Tyrrell and Terrance turned 18, they aged out of the foster care system and ended up homeless. They stayed in shelters and couch surfed, all while looking for stability. They found some, at least temporarily, through the YMCA’s “Host Homes” program, which connected the twins with an elderly couple who had an extra room. A third of young people experience homelessness or housing in the year after they age out of the foster care system. Accelerator YMCA’s “Host Homes” program is working to link up homeless young people with shelter host families and some of the estimated 200,000 empty spare bedrooms in King County. In Seattle, hometown of Starbucks, government officials declared a state of emergency in 2015 as the homelessness crisis grew. The region's homeless population is now the third larges...

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