Unaccompanied homeless youth often have different needs to overcoming homelessness than a youth residing in a homeless household.
An unaccompanied homeless youth is someone who
- Is between the ages of 16 and 24, and
- Has no adult caregiver (as defined by federal and state law) with them, and
- Lacks a regular, fixed and adequate night-time residence, or is facing imminent loss of housing
There are a few programs in the Tampa and Hillsborough County with a focus on helping homeless youth, including those that are unaccompanied.
Please note: If you are an unaccompanied homeless youth between the ages of 18 and 24, you are able to also seek assistance through any of the other programs listed in the Homeless Resources section.