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Episode 2: The sleuthhound

Like many students, Jamie Michaels really messed up his finances while in school. Instead of taking time off to save money, or calling his parents for help, he did something most of us would never dare to try. Far from home, in a foreign city, Jamie chose to be homeless.

[WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]

Jamie Michaels in studio (Eric Van)

This episode is about learning to tackle adversity. Like many students, Jamie Michaels really messed up his finances while in school. Instead of taking time off to save money, or calling his parents for help, he did something most of us would never dare to try. 

Far from home, in a foreign city, Jamie chose to be homeless. 

Faced with the harsh reality of spending his nights on the street, he became the sleuthhound, sniffing out shelter with every waking moment.

Extra: Homeless Youth

"Homelessness doesn't have a face, it doesn't have a gender, it doesn't have a sexuality. It can be anybody."

Here's an eye-popping stat for you -- 50% of homeless youth come from middle to upper income families. That's according to Covenant House, the largest youth homeless organization in North America. Campus called a case worker with Covenant House to get some context. Have a listen. It might make you question your own views of homelessness.

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