‘It’s very hard for us to get things we need’: Thousands of Mississippi teens face hunger and homelessness in pandemic

When Teen Health Mississippi launched an emergency relief fund to assist young Mississippians ages 13 to 19 struggling to get enough to eat or find somewhere safe to stay during the pandemic, staff members predicted 500 applications, tops. They received more than 4,000. Youth from each of Mississippi’s 82 counties applied for emergency aid from […]