Young people often resort to sex work to make money for food, and many turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with the trauma or abuse they have experienced at home.
The types of service needs youth identified focused on meeting basic needs - access and challenges related to safe shelter (55.3%), education (54.6%), and employment (71.3%) - and basic supports like transportation (66.6%), clothing (60.4%), and laundry facilities (54.0%).
Rotary NC works to provide them with services that help them leave the streets, such as portable shower, toiletries, basic everyday necessities, groceries, laundry services, and professional services days. We are in connection with nonprofits that support these communities within National City. Club members and other National City nonprofits will be involved in identifying the homeless families and assisting in the service days.