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Why immigrant kids become homeless: study finds cultural clash with parents is the top reason

Nicholas Keung / November 27, 2014

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Why immigrant kids become homeless: study finds cultural clash with parents is the top reason


At age 12, Cheyanne Ratnam began couch-surfing to keep herself housed. By 14, she was a ward of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. After she grew out of care, the young immigrant still faced the prospect of becoming homeless. “My mother had multiple jobs to support the two of us. I grew up in the…

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