ORLANDO, Fla. - Twelve homeless teenagers will have a place to go over the holidays, but hundreds of other teens still have no place to go at night.
GED instructor Greg Johnson didn't grow up
Johnson has worked at Covenant House as a GED instructor helping homeless and struggling young people to get a
Before Covenant House, many of them didn't have anywhere to sleep, either.
"At a young
It's a growing problem.
About 500 people between the ages of 18 and 21 called Covenant House in Orlando looking for someplace to stay in
Last year, that number jumped to more than
Eyewitness News asked Executive Director Jim Gress how many young people are living on the
"They're kind of the hidden population of the homeless, they're good at hiding," Gress said.
Gress said when they're
"You don't know where you're going to eat, you may start by robbing through garbage cans, you may end up
Thanks to the Sleep Out fundraising event last week, two new rooms will give 12 more people a chance.