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Almost home : helping kids move from homelessness to hope

Ryan, Kevin, 1967-

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  • Creator Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2012]
    • ©2012
  • Physical Details
    • xxvi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781118230473, 1118230477
  • OCLC ocn781681333

Summary

  • Inside the lives of homeless teens—moving stories of pain and hope from Covenant House Almost Home tells the stories of six remarkable young people from across the United States and Canada as they confront life alone on the streets. Each eventually finds his or her way to Covenant House, the largest charity serving homeless and runaway youth in North America. From the son of a crack addict who fights his own descent into drug addiction to a teen mother reaching for a new life, their stories veer between devastating and inspiring as they each struggle to find a place called home.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • A son walks alone : Paulie's story -- A survivor facing her future : Muriel's story -- Moving forward after foster care : Benjamin's story -- A homeless teen mother reaching for a new life : Creionna's story -- A teenager with nowhere to go and his mentor : Keith's and Jim's stories -- Searching for safety : Meagan's story -- Separate paths uniting : Paulie revisited -- What you can do : steps to help homeless young people thrive
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