Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana is launching their “Somebodies” campaign Monday April 9th, to increase awareness surrounding unaccompanied homeless high school students in Flathead Valley. Set to run until April 16th, over 75 “Somebodies” will be placed around Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Whitefish and Lakeside.
These “Somebodies” are high school student mannequins outfitted with signs explaining a student’s situation, such as “I have no place to sleep,” or “I have no place to live.” These mannequins portray the everyday realities for many unaccompanied homeless high school students in our community. Each “Somebody” has an educational sign next to it that provides the definition of “homelessness” under the McKinney Vento Act and reasons why many of our youth become homeless.
“Somebodies” will be placed throughout the Flathead Valley in offices, businesses or churches. The number of host sites reflects our community’s investment to our homeless youth. It highlights the reality that many of our homeless youth are “invisible” and go unnoticed.
Sparrow’s Nest Northwest Montana is a non-profit and 501(c)3 organization based out of Kalispell that provides resources and safe housing for unaccompanied homeless high school students in the Flathead Valley. Their goal is to work with the community to help these students graduate from high school and become productive members of our community.
Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana is looking for host sites in the community to show support by placing our “Somebodies” in their offices, businesses or churches April 9rd through April 16th. To become a host site, please contact our organization via email email@example.com or phone us at 406-309-5196.
See our website for more information: http://sparrowsnestnwmt.org/somebodies/