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         Youth              Homelessness

Youth experiencing homelessness

Youth towards independence

  • Physical or sexual abuse by a parent or guardian
  • Family Violence
  • Neglect
  • Parental Substance abuse
  • Family Conflict

What are the primary causes of youth homelessness ?

  • Addiction
  • Mental Illness
  • Aging out of the Foster Care System
  • Lack of Support
  • Generational Poverty

1,258,182 million school age children were homeless in the u.s.  during 2013 - an  8% increase from 2012     * Education of homeless children and youth report, September 2014

Stability is achieved when one is able to have their basic and psychological needs met. Community Youth Outreach's programs are designed to provide food, clothing, safety, security, sense of belonging, prestige and feelings of accomplishment, empowering youth to reach their fullest potential.

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729 N. Frazier, Conroe, TX 77301

Monday - Friday : 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.                                  ~Dr. Seuss

To replace crisis and hopelessness with security, skills and independence for youth ages 16 - 24 years who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless.

Engaging and Empowering Youth and Young Adults ages 16 to 24 years.

Local youth experiencing housing instability were given cameras and asked to take pictures of

places they slept while homeless.  Their pictures and stories are documented in the "Picture This" photo exhibit and the "Through Their Eyes"documentary produced by HomeAid Houston 

and Our City TV.

What does housing instability look like for youth in Texas?

Many of our youth experiencing homelessness are living "doubled-up".        

The documentary "Worn Out Welcome Mat", developed in partnership with Diane Nilan and Hear Us, Inc., shows us what life is like for these children and youth.  Diane Nilan traveled to various cities in 

Texas interviewing families to help better understand the challenges our fellow Texans are facing.

What does housing instability look like for youth in Montgomery County?

Community Youth Outreach (CYO) is striving to better understand what youth homelessness looks

like in Montgomery County.  There is little definitive data on this population, as this group typically

does not interact with standard assistance programs or government agencies.   The Point-in-

Time Count conducted in Montgomery County on January 23, 2014 showed us that of the 617

people counted on that day, 64 were known to be between the ages of 16-24 years of age.

An additional 121 people included in that count did not disclose their age. The six school districts

in Montgomery County reported 115 homeless students, grades 9-12