With New State Office, Washington Develops Plan to Help Homeless Youth (Chronicle of Social Change)
By Nadra Nittle, The Chronicle of Social Change, June 29, 2016
Since she was 6 years old, Caitlin Cheney has lived in a mishmash of places in Western Washington that includes motels, cars, and campgrounds. Yet she made it through her senior year of high school without being identified as homeless.
Cheney, now 22, didn’t confide in anyone because she was embarrassed and didn’t know what impact such a disclosure would have on her and her two sisters.
“I thought that we would be taken from my mom and in that situation we would be separated because I know that happens a lot, so I ended up not telling anybody,” she said.