California is the Golden State.
And Silicon Valley is the it’s golden goose,
But there is a tarnish on this golden place we call home …
Santa Clara County leads the nation with the highest rate of unsheltered homeless children and youth in a major metropolis area.
The F-B-I has identified the Bay Area as one of the three highest-intensity child sex trafficking areas in the nation.
The county is home to the highest rental prices in the nation blocking most youth trying to survive on their own from stable housing.
While the statistics are cause for great concern, a greater concern must be focused on the fact that these numbers represent and effect thousands and thousands of youth and young families in our community … real human beings with names and faces.
Combatting these issues are Bill Wilson Centers wonderful staff and programs whose goal is to prevent poverty in the next generation by connecting youth to education, employment, housing and positive relationships.