5/13 Finding Home: Where do you go when you've run out of couches?

May 13, 2015

Credit Tanya Dawn/Flickr

Around 600 kids aged 14 to 21 find their way to Life House in Duluth in the course of a year. And contrary to what you might think, kids aren't homeless because they "don't want to follow rules at home."

Substance, domestic or sexual abuse at home forces many kids out on the streets or into "couch-hopping" with friends every year.

This week, KUMD takes a look at who is experiencing homelessness in the Northland. Who are they? Why don't they have homes? What are their options?

In this installment of our "Finding Home" series, Maude Dornfeld of Life House talks about "meeting  kids where they are."  And the first step is getting them into housing so the conversation can move to their education, employment and self-sufficiency.