National Homeless Awareness Week 2016

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National Homeless Awareness Week 2016 is November 12-20

In honor of National Homeless Awareness Week, the One Roof Junior Board invites you to join on us November 17th at 6 pm at Saturn for a FREE screening of The Homestretch, an award-winning documentary that follows three youths growing up and navigating homelessness in Chicago. The screening will be followed by raffles, awesome prizes, and an interactive simulation of youth homelessness. This event will be cohosted by Birmingham’s own St. Paul and the Broken Bones! Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event.
THE FILM

“The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and create a new life. Each of these smart, ambitious youths — Roque, Kasey, and Anthony — will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their educations while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.” –PBS.org
THE ISSUE
On any given night in greater Birmingham, 110 young people are forced to spend the night on the streets or in emergency shelter. Many of these young people lack support from family, friends, and community. A large number have aged out of foster care with no safety and ended up with nowhere to call home. One Roof and our partner agencies are working hard to understand and solve the issues that lead to youth homelessness. Now is your chance to get involved and to help make our community a place where young people don’t have to experience homelessness.
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