Teens with no place to go home to

Youth in foster care or children's homes may have to face the new reality of independent living when they turn 18 and 'age out' of the system, while others who fall out with their families struggle to strike out on their own

Jade* shivered and shifted in her sleeping bag. It was past midnight as she tried to get comfortable at a mosquito-infested playground near her home.

Nights like these are familiar to the 20-year-old. She has been kicked out of the house countless times since she moved back from a children's home two years ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 07, 2019, with the headline 'Teens with no place to go home to'. Print Edition | Subscribe