Every night, thousands of young people experience homelessness in South Carolina. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, approximately 550,000 unaccompanied youth under the age of 24 experience an episode of homelessness longer than one week each year.
Learn more about the reality of youth homelessness.
Every Child Deserves a Home
Homelessness is devastating, regardless of age. For high school students, it can have serious physical, emotional and psychological implications. Their opportunities and potential are cut short due to a lack of resources both at home and within the community.
What We’re Doing
We work to provide a structured and nurturing home environment for displaced male high school students between the ages of 17 and 21 that will allow them to experience success in learning and in life.
Mickey’s House provides a safe, nurturing, and welcoming home for displaced male students with live-in house parents; and ongoing educational support that leads to high school graduation, potentially breaking the cycle of homelessness in students’ lives.
These are children, young adults, that need to have someone tell them “I care about you”, “I want you to have an opportunity to succeed”, and this is that example. It’s not just talk, but action!
Keith SummeyMayor, City of North Charleston