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Nowhere to go: Homeless youth in Walla Walla have few resources available

Patricia Vanderbilt

February 9, 2012

"Sometimes I go by it, and I'll remember it and I'm like, I don't ever want to go back there." When Kirsten Ratliff passes by the Christian Aid Center on Birch Street, she recalls the months during her adolescence when the building was her only home. At age 11, Ratliff and her family lost their hou...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

February 9, 2012

671,888 Estimated number of people who experience homelessness in one given night. 1.6 million Estimated number of people nationwide who who use transitional housing or emergency shelters. 39 Percentage of homeless persons nationwide who are children under the age of 18. 300,000 Nu...

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