Month: November 2014

Nov 17

One in 30 US children are homeless as rates rise in 31 states, report finds

It’s National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, and a new report by the National Center on Family Homelessness found that child homelessness has increased to nearly 2.5 million children in the United States. That means that one in 30 children are homeless in our country, and the number is rising in a majority of states. The number of homeless children in California alone has increased to over 500,000.

These numbers and more are featured in an article from The Guardian, and you can go directly to the report by clicking on the link or image below:

America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness

Nov 12

NPR: All Things Considered – 11/11/2014

Communities Struggle to Reach Homeless Students Living In the Shadows

More than 1.1 million public school students in the United States do not have permanent homes, according to data compiled by the Department of Education.

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California has the highest rate of homeless children enrolled in schools anywhere in the country. Many kids live in the shadows — in cheap motels, emergency shelters, campgrounds and even cars, like James once did.

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