Youth homeless count numbers don’t tell whole story

  • Aug. 29, 2014 2:00 p.m.

In the story, “Homeless numbers decline in Langley” (The Times, Aug. 12), Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services director Loren Roberts indicated the high number of youth counted, at 16, as unsheltered didn’t paint an accurate picture in Langley, but said the need for concern should still be there.

“The count numbers do not reflect what we currently see in Langley.

“For example, as the weather improves we see a decline in youth connecting with our services.

“Right now we are aware of five youth who are homeless in our community, but four are not accessing our services because they can be quite resilient and independent in the warm weather,” said Roberts.

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