Adolescent Health

Jasmine S. Calhoun


Jasmine currently serves as the Director of the Youth Protection Council's Innerlink Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter. Her work focuses on helping youth, ages 12-21, overcome mental instability, challenges to education, financial illiteracy and other risk factors that prevent housing permanence. This work aligns with her interest in the intersection of health disparities and childhood trauma, specifically prevalent in urban communities. 

The Youth Protection Council provides emergency and long term shelter for runaway and homeless youth in Saginaw, Tuscola, Gratiot and Midland counties, substance abuse prevention programs, teenage parenting education programs, long term housing for homeless teenage parents and rental assistance. The Youth Protection Council is a one-of-a-kind organization and has been providing services to at risk youth for almost 60 years. 

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