Hear the voices of season 5 describe how they became homeless and how it feels to be homeless. Elected officials, business leaders, academics, and unsheltered residents describe the challenges in addressing homelessness and share opinions on solutions. Casey Trupin of the Raikes Foundation shares how Pearl Jam got involved in the crisis and how the successful Home Shows came together.
The Raikes Foundation believes that every young person deserves a safe, stable place to call home, and works to make that vision reality. The Raikes Foundation works with partners to help schools, child welfare services and the juvenile justice system recognize the early warning signs of young people in crisis and prevent homelessness. The Raikes Foundation also works to ensure the community has the systems and tools in place to respond effectively if young person does find themselves in crisis.
If you are inspired by Pearl Jam and are curious on how you can take action, visit their Home Shows website. If you want to learn more about the Raikes Foundation’s strategy to end youth homelessness, visit their page.