Oct. 10 marks ‘World Homeless Day’
Every year on Oct. 10, World Homeless Day, people around the globe come together to support those experiencing homelessness and learn how to get involved in the response effort.
The Salvation Army understands that life doesn’t always turn out how we plan and that sometimes we need a little help. That’s why we have almost 50 emergency, transitional and permanent housing options in Minnesota and North Dakota that can help. One of our housing options is The Booth Brown House, a safe place for youth to turn when they have nowhere else to go.
Below are four testimonies from homeless youth in the Twin Cities. Each one is carrying heavy things that can’t fit into a backpack. They carry the loneliness of being ignored, the heartache of being abandoned, and the anxiety of having to fend for themselves. Click the drop-down to read their powerful stories.
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From experiencing homelessness to finding a safe home of her own, HOPE Harbor has given Sue her life back...
Zarina Semantelli overcame a lifetime of abuse, neglect, and homelessness. Now she has received a scholarship that honors all her accomplishments...