GINTA – Let’s put an end to youth homelessness

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ONE OF THE THINGS I took for granted as a child (and teenager) was the thoughtfulness of adults around me.

I had a good home with involved and loving parents, but there was this circle of people – extended family, friends and neighbours, who made sure, each in their own way, that kids in their midst were OK.

If I ever forgot my keys, a neighbour would open their home to me and they’d offer a meal too, if I was hungry. My family did the same for other kids in the neighbourhood. Like I said, it’s easy to take it for granted.

Two days ago, as I was driving home, I saw three young people, not connected to each other as they were on different streets, looking disheveled and as if they did not belong to anyone.


Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at, or through her blog at

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