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Call to Mind Live: Impacts of Homelessness on Youth Mental Health

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 27, 2021

About 5,000 young people are currently experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County. The reasons vary from abuse or conflict in the home to housing and economic insecurity experienced by entire families. Now, after more than a year of a global pandemic, many advocates worry those numbers could climb.

On May 27, KPCC hosted Call to Mind Live: Impacts of Homelessness on Youth Mental Health, a Well Beings Virtual Tour Event. Take Two’s A Martínez and special guests explored the mental health effects on homeless youth and talked about the reasons why young people end up on the streets and what help is available - from finding secure housing to trauma therapy.


Daniel Ballin, Clinical Director, Covenant House California

Erin Casey, LCSW, Director of Programs at My Friend’s Place

Sarah Fay, Peer Navigator, Safe Place for Youth

Jennifer Myers, Advocate, Foster & Homeless Youth

Angela M. Sanchez, Alumna & Board Member of School on Wheels, Inc

Dr. Diane Tanaka, Medical Director of the Homeless Adolescent and Young Adult Wellness Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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