April 2, 2010

Anchorage homeless survey show grim picture

The first big study of homeless teenagers and young adults in Anchorage paints a disturbing picture. Nearly half of the girls who show up at the Covenant House shelter have been sexually abused. Nearly a third already have children of their own or are pregnant. Increasing numbers are coming from the Bush, and only a few rural teens had a high school diploma or equivalency.

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