Homeless teens in Philly tap rough memories to help others understand their lives

By Alfred Lubrano, Philadelphia Inquirer | July 19, 2018

Emerging Leader Fellow Rashni Stanford leads the Youth HEALers Stand up!, who are featured in a Philadephia Inqiuirer article giving a voice to youth experiencing homelessness.

Cori, 17, who remembers her first tumultuous years were in Cherry Hill and Woodbury, carries the burdens of having lived much of her life homeless or close to it.

Cori will participate in a conference next month in which young people will discuss homelessness and related issues. 

To educate others, Cori already tells stories of homelessness as part of a group known as Youth HEALers Stand Up! The HEALers are part of People’s Emergency Center, a West Philadelphia nonprofit that offers housing, job training, life skills, and other resources for the homeless.

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