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Promise House

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

For more than a dozen years, volunteers have walked through Dallas neighborhoods in midwinter to count people living on the streets.

This year, for the first time, some of the groups were specifically looking for anyone younger than 24. The thing is many of those people don’t actually consider themselves homeless.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

More than 5,000 homeless kids go to school in Dallas County. KERA talked to some of them about their lives and how pursuing an education motivated them to change their circumstances.

BJ Austin / KERA News

Three dozen Dallas County organizations and advocates for the homeless want state lawmakers to focus on homeless teenagers, and are mapping strategy for the upcoming legislative session.