Before Halsey got signed to her record deal she was a homeless teenager.
In fact, she met the guy who went on to produce her first single “Ghost” at a hotel party she attended mainly because she really needed the room’s bed to get a good night’s sleep.
So to say she’s come full circle would be an understatement, when next month she will be honored for her tireless work to end youth homelessness.
My Friends Place, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that assists homeless teenagers in building self-sufficient lives has chosen her as one of their champions at next month’s Ending Youth Homelessness benefit.
The choice was an easy one for the charity, explaining in a statement:
"Connection, community, visibility and the space to craft one’s own identity is at the core of the work being done at My Friend’s Place. It is there, standing by our side in partnership, that you will find our 2019 honorees, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to our young people.”
Other honorees include siblings Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler as well as clothing brand ModCloth.
Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend’s Place takes place April 6.
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