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New initiative will provide more storage lockers for homeless youth

Young people who are homeless face any number of daily struggles. One challenge that’s long gone overlooked: Finding a place to store their clothes and possessions. A new program in Chicago is trying to solve that problem by offering storage lockers to homeless youth, starting in Englewood and Auburn Gresham. We spoke with two guests about the initiative: Megy Karydes, a contributor for the Atlantic magazine’s City Lab website, wrote about the program. Anne Holcomb of Unity Parenting and Counseling, Inc. used to be homeless and now works with homeless youth.

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