Why Amanda Ratzlaff is Sleeping Outside
I'm sleeping outside to help fight and prevent youth homelessness.
I am sleeping outside for my young friend Jackson who is currently sleeping outside in the Commercial Drive community. I am sleeping outside for Toby and Jane who have more than once found themselves with no where to go. For Nelson who has spent the last six months couch-surfing.
Last year’s homeless count for the city of Vancouver was 125 youth. The most recent homeless count found 332 youth homeless in the Fraser Valley. This number doesn’t even include the number of youth in Vancouver. Thousands more are at risk.
By making a donation to me, you are continuing Youth Unlimited’s active and prevention work, providing tangible help, caring support and a way out.
I’m giving up one night, so these youth can have a lifetime. Please support me by donating generously!