Carl knew it was just a matter of time before he was beaten up and robbed again. The 16 year old had run away from home three years ago and had been living on the streets ever since. He knew he needed to get his life on track before he became just another statistic.
Joe Cloutier, Executive Director of the Inner City Youth Development Association, is there for kids like Carl when they are ready to receive help. "These youth are living on the margins of society," explains Joe. "They are at high risk for exploitation and are continuously accessing society's social systems just to survive. We work with them to break that cycle."