Dozens of college students in the D.C. area were without roofs over their heads for the winter break, but thanks to generous offers from WAMU listeners, many have found welcoming homes for the holidays.
Complicated rules force D.C. shelters to turn away families, so they can keep beds empty before the start of "hypothermia season." One mother was left to walk the streets at night with her two-month-old son, hoping for cold.
Not all college students look forward to winter break with equal anticipation; for thousands of homeless college students, the stress of where to go over university holidays can be worse than a full courseload.
The summer in Ocean City, Md. may be all sunshine and orange crushes, but an increasing number of those who live year-round in the coastal city are struggling with homelessness. One of them, Kenny, shares his story.
This award-winning show features stories of two kids abandoned by their parents to the streets. One story profiles the the life of a young, black lesbian living on the streets of Portland, Oregon. The other story is about a counselor and an HIV positive homeless gay men in Phoenix, Arizona.
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