Youth homeless count finds 136 young people experiencing some level of homelessness

By James Peters
June 25, 2018 - 11:28am Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:24pm

KAMLOOPS — A Way Home Kamloops has released the results of its May Youth Homelessness Count.

The three day count found 136 people between the ages of 13 and 24 who had been without a home at some point in the past year.

A news release says 57 of those people, or 42 per cent, were "absolutely homeless," meaning they were sleeping on the street or in shelters.

Another 35 people, or 26 per cent, were considered "hidden homeless," meaning they were experiencing housing insecurity.

A Way Home Executive Director Katherine McParland says the results "highlight which groups are at the highest risk of homelessness."

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