In this special episode, we take a look at how the pandemic has affected youth experiencing homelessness and programs working to provide them with an opportunity for a better life.

Hosted by Yule Zhang.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Tyler Felson.

Interviews conducted by Quinn White, Daisy Carter, Danielle DuClos, and Cornilius Nelson. The show was written by Chloe Chaobal, Sam Bernitz, Danielle DuClos, Yule Zhang, and Daisy Carter.


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If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or living in an unstable housing situation, you can contact Covenant House Alaska at (907) 272-1255. More information can be found at

If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community seeking more specialized resources, you can contact Choosing Our Roots at (907) 764-6233 or More information can be found at

Regardless of your housing situation, if you are struggling with your mental health and need someone to speak to, you can call the Alaska Careline at (877) 266-4357. It’s toll free and you can call anytime. You can also text 4help to 839863 (3pm – 11pm, Tuesday – Saturday). More information at

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast including Della Cutchins, Spirit of Youth, and the United Way of Anchorage. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.


From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!

Other wellness resources!

These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.