Student Homelessness

Frederick Magazine

Community Supports Students in Need

Abbey couldn’t hold back the tears as she made her way through the hallway between classes at Tuscarora High School. The 18-year-old was tired, stressed and emotionally exhausted, having started her senior year sleeping most nights in the SUV she had purchased from waiting tables. Friends occasionally stayed the night with her.

During much of the previous two years, Abbey (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) had bounced around friends’ and families’ homes, something social workers and educators call “couch surfing.” read full story