“When Marlon Sibrian turned 18 and aged out of the Los Angeles County foster care system, he had nowhere to go. His social worker dropped him off at the door of a Boyle Heights youth shelter.
Sibrian’s time there made it easy for him to recognize the homeless young men amid similarly hoodie-clad and beanie-topped individuals at Union Station.
“Hey, bro,” Sibrian, 21, said, slapping a young man’s hand.
Sibrian and others from Jovenes Inc., the youth housing and service agency where Sibrian lives, were taking part in L.A.’s official homeless tally, which started Tuesday. Their task was to seek out those 24 and younger — unsheltered homeless youth counting unsheltered homeless youth.