foster care

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 06/21/18 In 2015, more than 670,000 children spent time in foster care. To put that into perspective, that is enough children to fill the A.J. Palumbo Center about 152 times. Lawrence White, a Pittsburgh native, had lived in nearly 20 homes, shelters or group homes by the time he hit […]

Students sleep outside, study homelessness

Students sleep outside, study homelessness

Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Twenty Duquesne students simulated homelessness by sleeping outside on the Mellon Hall patio during the early hours of April 11 as part of a homelessness awareness event hosted by the Duquesne chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The campout followed an evening of documentaries, presentations and role-playing. […]