Homeless youth express themselves in 'Unspoken Words'

August 25, 2011

By Elysabeth Alfano

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Courtesy One Heart One Soul
Artwork at the Metroplois Cafe created by youth who participated in 'Unspoken Words.'

Several groups work with Chicago's homeless population; One Heart One Soul is a local group that runs programs to raise awareness on homelessness and other social issues. One of its programs, Unspoken Words: A Voice For Homeless Youth, had an eight-week stint at a shelter on Chicago's South Side. For WBEZ, Elysabeth Alfano visited that shelter to learn how art helped the young residents tap into their pasts.

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