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    • Being a teenager is a hard journey in life. It’s themiddle between being a child and becoming an adult.Teenagers face difficult and stressful situations andoften feel like the world around them is unfair.Runaways by Shaunica Stark
    • Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in ayear…
    • Youth aged 12-17 are at higher risk for homelessnessthan adults…
    • 47% of runaway / homeless youth indicated that conflict between themand their parent or guardian was a major problem…
    • 80% of runaway and homeless girls reported havingever been sexually or physically abused. 34% ofrunaway youth (girls and boys) reported sexualabuse before leaving home and forty-three percentof runaway youth (girls and boys) reported physicalabuse before leaving home…
    • 12% of runaway and homeless youth spent at leastone night outside, in a park, on the street, under abridge or overhang, or on a rooftop…
    • 32% of runaway and homeless youth have attemptedsuicide at some point in their lives…
    • Source- NRS Statistics on Runaways from Peer-reviewed Journals and FederalStudies