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Youth Exiting Foster Care At High Risk of Becoming Homeless

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Meagan with her guitar

By Jenny Brundin

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Salt Lake City, UT – Take a moment and think back to when you were 18 years old. But imagine, now, having no family, no one to teach you how to be an adult, no one to help you on your first rent check. Forget trying to go to college because the rent has to be paid .and you'll have to pay it on your minimum wage job. The scenario is more frightening than liberating for Utah's foster youth when they turn 18. . KUER's Jenny Brundin continues her series on homelessness with a report on a program to help keep foster youth from landing on the streets.

Homeless Youth Resource Center

Operation Kids

Utah Foster Care Foundation

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