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New Mexico has a hidden crisis.  There are approximately 5000 homeless youth across the state with most of them being in the Albuquerque metro area.  These youth are so vulnerable to sexual exploitation - 55% of all homeless youth are forced to live by survival sex and within the first 48 hours of being homeless, a teen will be approached by a trafficker.  It is up to us as a community to stop this. With the funds raised through this campaign the NMDC will open an outreach drop-in center and a transitional living program to address this crisis head on. Your 12 dollars can make the difference in life of a teen in our state.