Faces of Homeless Youth - NBC 10 Philadelphia
Faces of Homeless Youth

Faces of Homeless Youth

Fighting for a Home

About This Digital Exclusive Investigation

The Faces of Homeless Youth is an in-depth report on the epidemic of youth homelessness in the City of Philadelphia intended to shed light on an issue that impacts the city every day. NBC10 digital reporters Vince Lattanzio and Morgan Zalot delved into the issue over a two-month period by embedding themselves in the only crisis shelter in the city that exclusively serves young adults, as well as by spending time on city streets interviewing young people who are currently in the throes of homelessness. This project would not have been possible without the young people who generously gave of their time and courageously entrusted NBC10 with their stories.

Our Special Presentation

Experience what life is like for homeless youth living in Philadelphia. NBC10's Rosemary Connors, Morgan Zalot and Vince Lattanzio introduce us to several young people who are fighting for a place to call home in this NBC10 Digital Exclusive special presentation.

Following Up on The Kids

'Catalyst for Change'

Surviving the Streets

In their own words, homeless young people talk about what it was like living on the streets of Philadelphia.

Meet the Homeless Youth

Raising Kids Without a Home

Becoming Homeless

There are many reasons young people wind up homeless: abuse, poverty and tragedy. Hear from some of the youth we spoke with about what led them to become homeless.

An Education, But Nowhere to Stay

How I Got Out

No one wants to be homeless, but breaking the cycle of homelessness is a vertical climb. Still, it's possible.

How to Give Help & Get Help


An NBC10 Digital Exclusive investigation into the growing epidemic of young people without a home in the Philadelphia area.