Las Vegas, Nevada has the highest rate of unaccompanied homeless youth rates in the nation and an unaccompanied homeless youth population that exceeds that of New York City’s, according to most recent data reported from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. On top of the every day challenges teens face finding their way to adulthood, finding work, understanding their sexuality, gender identity, these folks work to find stable housing, community, a support system. These are residents of Shannon West, one of few youth shelters in the Las Vegas valley that provides residential housing for unaccompanied homeless youth. 

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