Homeless Youth Alliance

Jennifer "Yeah Yeah" Cowles is an outreach counselor at the Homeless Youth Alliance, where she has worked since the mid-1990s. A lot of people have misconceptions about the youth on the streets, she said, and part of the mission of the organization is to educate the rest of the community about issues that affect homeless youth. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)

Jennifer “Yeah Yeah” Cowles is an outreach counselor at the Homeless Youth Alliance, where she has worked since the mid-1990s. A lot of people have misconceptions about the youth on the streets, she said, and part of the mission of the organization is to educate the rest of the community about issues that affect homeless youth. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)