COLUMBIA-Homeless teens typically don’t live on park benches or beg for money downtown. Instead, the teens go unnoticed, often living in abandoned buildings or sleeping at friends’ houses. They roam without families, addresses or phone numbers, and they often turn to drugs or prostitution to survive, said Lana Jacobs, a member of the St. Francis Community, which offers housing and food to homeless men and women.
Reaching teens in need
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