Youth Homelessness: There’s an App for That
In Indianapolis, Indiana, a new application named Outreach Experience is available to showcase the average daily life of a homeless teen. The app has both an audio and driving tour of Indianapolis that enables users to explore the city from the perspective of a person who is young and homeless. The Outreach Experience app portrays a very bleak version of the city, reports Fox 59. With temperatures falling to frigid levels, the app’s creators, Outreach Incorporated, a faith-based nonprofit, hope to create sympathy for the city’s struggling homeless teens.
Users taking the tour and learn about the places in the city that are significant to the teens. Examples include public transit, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Outreach Drop-In Center, the Salvation Army Shelter, Arsenal Technical High School, and the Eskenazi Hospital Emergency Room. Outreach Inc. describes its mission as reaching out to homeless young men and women between the ages of 14 and 24 with the compassion of Jesus Christ, with the goal of equipping and empowering these at-risk young people to achieve stability and life transformation.