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CitySquare Abilene growing drop-in heart for at-risk teenagers

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The place would you go if you did not have an everyday place to go after faculty?

It is a daunting query for an estimated 250 Abilene teenagers who lack parental guardians or a protected place to name dwelling, mentioned Ben Siburt, who’s working with the brand new group CitySquare Abilene to deal with what he referred to as a “vital” neighborhood want.

That want is night better when together with youths ages 14 to 17 whom Youngsters’s Protecting Providers says must be positioned in a safer residing scenario however lack openings, Siburt mentioned.

“Listening to from native judges, I believe it was in June that they’d round 160 youngsters that day that wanted to be eliminated, however they did not have anyplace to go,” Siburt mentioned.

These two teams of at-risk teenagers face homelessness, starvation, human trafficking and different detrimental circumstances, SIburt mentioned. 

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