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News - July 20, 2018

Young, homeless and sick

Lack of housing takes heavy toll on health, especially in young people

by Mark Noack

Grace Kim counts it as a small miracle that she is still alive today. Her late teenage years were a blur of drugs, alcohol and mental trauma — the byproducts of an abusive family life, she said. Couchsurfing was preferable to going home, and she would crash at friends' homes whenever she could. She was depressed, suicidal and constantly suffered from sharp pains in her stomach that she later learned were ulcers.

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