Huge thanks to SF Examiner for covering the importance of building relationships with young people experiencing homelessness.
See below for an excerpt from the article:
“Change happens at the speed of trust,” Adams explains. “For many young people living outside, trust in systems and adults is not there because of their experiences and trauma. We engage with them in the ways that make sense for them.” This may happen in the form of a meal that results in a conversation with a counselor. Or a connection to Larkin Street’s art program and a chance to spend an afternoon painting. Or, in the case of Toast, slow and steady contact with someone who shares a similar interest.
For more, read the full piece here.