Trenton Launches New App To Stop Youth Homelessness
Youth homelessness is a pretty big issue in the U.S. and Trenton is trying to help change that within the Garden State.
NJ.com reported that a new app was recently launched in Trenton to stop youth homelessness. This new app is called ‘What I Need’, also know as WIN. This app allows youth homeless to locate legal service areas that will provide food and other resources.
In New Jersey, there were over 1,000 homeless last year, according to NJ.com.
Homelessness is something that everyone worldwide is trying to stop and the WIN app is a great way to move forward to stop that. The What I Need app has 24/7 support for youth homeless as well as gives locations for shelters, food, etc. Not only that, but the app also provides a hotline, crisis, health, drop-in, education, jobs, government benefits, and legal services, according to NJ.com.
When you hear youth homelessness you think of kids right away but really youth homelessness is considered the ages of 12 to 24.
Nj.com also mentioned that the Mayor of Trenton, Reed Gusciora, made it known that even if the homeless youth doesn't have access to a phone they can find help with WIN at the city library.