On record cold night in April, they’re sleeping in boxes, listening to formerly homeless people share stories and advocating to fund the Homeless Youth Act in Minnesota with $8 million, not the current $239,000 — or 13 cents per homeless youth per night.
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative and Plymouth Congregational Church are hosting the 9th “Night on the Street” youth sleep-out. It’s unseasonably cold this April 19. They’ll sleep outdoors in boxes — but they’ll go home tomorrow morning. 2,500 youth in Minnesota won’t – they’re on the streets, couch-hopping, or finding shelter wherever they can.
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- A night on the streets—or at least in the parking lot