Jennifer, 16, was thrown out by her parents because she was pregnant. It was cold and she had no shoes. She wanted a better life—without abuse, neglect, poverty—but had nowhere to go and was having a baby. She was alone, scared, hungry. What was she going to do? Youth Shelters outreach staff found Jennifer sleeping under a bridge. She was sick and close to giving birth. We met her emergency needs—including food, clothing, housing—and helped her obtain specialized medical care.
Today, Jennifer and her baby son are healthy. She completed her G.E.D., enrolled in college, and looks forward lo a fulfiiling future.