More than 20 high school social workers were recognized for their work to help homeless youth in Indianapolis, including workers from IPS, Lawrence and Washington township high schools. This year, they helped more than 45 homeless high school students earn their diplomas.
CHIP has found that in Indianapolis, more than 2,250 youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 experience homelessness without a parent or guardian annually; more than 400 of these youth are unaccompanied minors.
Often, the problem is hidden as youth and young adults avoid adult shelters, evade the foster and juvenile justice systems, and act on fear that they cannot achieve adult expectations.
- Alan Witchey
Read more about the recognition program for those serving youth experiencing homelessness here:
- FOX59 - "Social Workers Honored for Dedication to Help Homeless Youth in Indianapolis"