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Youth Homeless Representative FAQ
On January 29th, PEH will conduct a Youth Homeless Count at the same time as the annual Point in Time Count. We have enlisted the help of two young individuals who were formerly homeless to help us identify youth experiencing homelessness in Guilford County.
 

 

Adrian S.

Q. What is your home town?

A. South Bend, Indiana

Q. What are your hobbies?

A. Writing music, watching TV, spending time with family, and helping others.

Q. Why do you want to serve as a youth homelessness representative for the point in time count?

A. I witnessed being homeless my freshman through junior year of high school.

Q. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome?

A. Graduating from high school.

Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?

A. In school getting my Bachelor’s degree.

Q. If you could have dinner with anyone on earth (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

A. My grandparents, because we were very close and it’s hard without them in my life.

Melissa W.

Q. What is your home town?

A. Greensboro, NC

Q. What are your hobbies?

A. Homeless outreach, working with at risk youth, poetry, playing guitar, art, building stuff, food and clothing drives, helping people.

Q. Why do you want to serve as a youth homelessness representative for the point in time count?

A. I already know so much about the Point in Time Count, and coming from being homeless myself as a teenager in Greensboro, there were not a lot of resources which led me to awesome friendships with caring people who knew there needed to be a change. I know so many people and I can network with business owners, friends and other homeless friends to find homeless youth.

Q. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome?

A. Learning to accept the fact that I cannot help everyone. When a person is ready for change and help, they will accept it and be able to move forward.

Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?

A. Being an Executive Director in some kind of program aiming to help re-house chronically homeless people in Greensboro. And of course still doing Streetwatch Homeless Outreach! Also, I want to own apartments and houses for homeless families or individuals to help re-start their lives again.

Q. If you could have dinner with anyone on earth (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

A. My mother: she was taken early at the age of 42 from cancer. I would invite her to meet her grandchildren and have some time once more with all of her seven kids together again.

 

 

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