Monday, 01 September 2014
Protecting little feet from the Street
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. Proverbs 24:11

It has been estimated that up to 1,500 homeless youth live on the streets of Houston on any given night, with a large concentration in the Montrose community. The majority of these young people, ages 17-24, are high school drop-outs, emotionally unstable, jobless, addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and the aimless street life, which often leads to criminal behavior. Watch the video
These young people are sexually active, often with a multitude of partners (of the same or opposite sex) and many participate in prostitution or "survival sex."

Sadly, many young women are raising children in the midst of this precarious environment. Even those who want to get away from the street scene to make a better life for their children fi nd themselves economically trapped. Traditional childcare is not affordable so mothers often resort to other “street kids” for babysitting services, with children often exposed to at-risk activities and immoral behavior that is an inherent part of street life.

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Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. Proverbs 24:11
Breaking the cycle of aimless poverty before it duplicates itself in the lives of children