April 30, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: KJCT News 8 "Homeless Shelter Ready For Teens To Move In"

Janelle Ericsson:
"GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., -- Every year 5,000 homeless teens die on the streets of America, and nearly 200 of them live right here in Mesa County.

"Anybody can end up homeless," volunteer Mary Russell said.

Officially opening on May 2nd, The House will be the only homeless shelter in the state just for teens and it’s located in Grand Junction.

"A lot of the times people hear teen shelter and think of a flop house,” executive director John Mok-Lamme said. “A place where teens can come and just move on, but the whole goal of this shelter is help kids transition to stability."

The House can accommodate 10 teens at a time for a three week period, meeting the annual need for Mesa County's homeless...."  (Read more? Click title)

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