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Homeless youth express themselves in 'Unspoken Words'

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Homeless youth express themselves in 'Unspoken Words'

Artwork at the Metroplois Cafe created by youth who participated in ‘Unspoken Words.’

Courtesy One Heart One Soul

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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