Fischer wants Lou. residents to help with growing number of homeless young adults

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by WHAS11

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Posted on September 23, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 23 at 7:20 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Mayor Greg Fischer called on residents to step up and help with the city's growing number of homeless young adults.

In 2012 statistics show 555 young adults between the ages of 18-24 slept in emergency shelters. As a result, a group was formed called the Coalition Supporting Young Adults.

The group is working with the YMCA on their new drop-in centers; it’s a place for youth to take showers, wash clothes and talk to someone if they need help with other resources.

“Weak cities, cities that have no backbone are those that want to look the other way act like maybe people are invisible when you walk by them on the street that's not a good city and that's not the kind of city that Louisville stands for,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.

Right now, there are 1,300 homeless students in Louisville.

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