Family Corner 7/26/17

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: Joel Mann

Homeless Youth in Maine: Services and Supports Available for Northern Maine Counties

-Homeless youth are not kids who have “run away from home” – they have been rejected, thrown out or escape from dangerous home circumstances
-Many of these youth have mental health issues due to poverty, child abuse, living in a home where there is substance use, physical abuse, etc.
-Each of these kids needs time and support to develop trust, as they have been disappointed so many times before by adults in their lives
-Success happens for so many of these kids
-Important to provide food, address Maslow’s hierarchy in order to create a trusting relationship where you can then help the youth

Guests:
Sherrie House (Streetlight Outreach Coordinator
Nathaniel Coe (Streetlight Outreach Team)
Christopher Bowie (Streetlight Outreach Team)
Daniel Wendell (Streetlight Outreach Team)
Cody Webster (Streetlight Outreach Team)

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