KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As teams worked to count Kansas City's homeless Wednesday night, there's a new concern about young people who have nowhere to go.
Organizers said for the past three years, the population has dropped slightly. But, they are seeing an increase in the number of homeless youth, which they say are vulnerable to human trafficking.
"We feel strongly while we see the number of families and individuals decrease, we must intensify our efforts to identify, county and then provide services to these vulnerable young people," President and CEO of Restart Inc. Evie Craig said.
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Office requires cities to count the homeless at least once a year.