Liz Murray was homeless at age 15 and fending for her life most days. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key. She earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard University that would turn her bleak circumstances into a future filled with limitless possibility.
Unfortunately Liz’s early life and home situation is more common than we might think, and many of our clients at Attention Homes face similar circumstances. Stories like Liz’s remind us of the importance in having youth-centered continuum of care programs in our communities across the country. By giving at-risk & homeless youth the opportunity to thrive, with the help of supportive adults, they all can turn their story into one of success, like Liz Murray’s story.