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Homeless Children

Miley Cyrus Writes Heartfelt Letter To NY Governor Seeking Funds For Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact

Miley Cyrus is continuing to use her star power to advocate on behalf of young people in need. The 22-year-old singer wrote a letter to New York Go...

Please Call Your Senator Today to Help Millions of Homeless Kids

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Mark Horvath

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) current definition of homelessness excludes most children and youth who are actually homeless: those staying in motels, or temporarily with others because they have nowhere else to go.

No Shelter: Counting the Homeless in Seattle

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

I was walking down a street in one of Seattle's toniest neighborhoods with my 25-year-old daughter and another young woman. We were part of Seattle/King County's One Night Count of the homeless, a massive effort to document the number of "unsheltered" persons on a random winter night.

Over 900,000 Homeless Kids Are Invisible to HUD. We Can Change That!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I worked as an outreach case manager in Los Angeles, nothing was more heartbreaking than when I would have to turn a homeless family away because U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn't feel the family was "homeless enough."

In 'I Have A Dream' Video, Homeless Kids Share Their Hopes For The Future

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact

As the country celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, a group of homeless kids have come together to give their personal take...

These Street Kids In The Philippines Had No Idea Who Was Coming To Visit

The Associated Press | Teresa Cerojano | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

Some 300 children at a Manila center for street kids got the surprise of their lives on Friday when Pope Francis showed up at their door. The ponti...

The Spirit and Roots of Generosity and Miserliness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Generosity is a state of mind that goes beyond the possession of money and material goods and relates to feelings of abundance from positive connections. To own an authentic sense of generosity is a gift we give ourselves.

Finding Nikki: Surviving and Thriving After Childhood Homelessness

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Generational poverty can be solved. I'm a living example of what can happen when public policy programs, such as food stamps and Section 8, are combined with solid educational opportunities and the influence of adults who believe in their children.

Child Homelessness Reaches All Time High, But Remains A Hidden Problem

Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Arresting Portraits Give Voices To Homeless People In America's Poorest Big City

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

More than a quarter of Philadelphians are in desperate need of some brotherly love. With 26.3 percent of its population living below the national p...

Homeless Families Deprived Of Help Because They Don't Fit Strict Definition

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

As the director of the California Homeless Youth Project, Shahera Hyatt works to combat the growing number of homeless children in the state, but her ...

When There's No Going Home

Susan Kools, RN, PhD, FAAN | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Susan Kools, RN, PhD, FAAN

It's high time that we understand the lost human capital of foster care children and be proactive in our approach to to usher them into adulthood -- really, just another three to five years -- the right way.

REPORT: Child Homelessness Surges To All-Time High

AP | DAVID CRARY and LISA LEFF | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30,...

1.3 Million Children Should Not Be Left Homeless

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Unfortunately, while education funding is horribly inadequate, housing supports are often completely non-existent.

The Real Monsters

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ending child poverty in the world's largest economy should be a no-brainer. Children cannot afford the burden of poverty. And our nation cannot afford the costly economic and moral burden of child poverty.

60 Percent Of Homeless Youths Have Been Raped Or Assaulted: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

A new study explored who is falling victim to youth homelessness and why, and the results are troubling. The survey, conducted by the University o...

Reject the Status Quo to Break the Cycle of Homelessness

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 12.20.2014 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

New York City faces a persistent conundrum: How can the city help homeless families out of shelters and into secure, stable housing--and prevent their return to the shelter system?

When It Comes to Homeless Students, Should the Sky Be the Limit?

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education on the increase in the number of homeless students in the United States is sad, but not surprising.

Number Of Homeless Students In America Is Rising Rapidly

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact

The number of homeless students in the United States reached a record high during the 2012-13 school year, according to the latest data from the U.S. ...

There May Be More Homeless Kids Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

A shift in tracking homeless children may benefit young ones falling through the cracks in the current system. If the Homeless Children and Youth A...

Two Cities, Two Students: One Future?

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

Of New York's 1.1 million public school students, one in 12 are homeless. Many live doubled up with extended family or are temporarily housed in hotels or motels. But more than 23,000 live in family shelters on any given day.

Heroes for Homeless Kids Celebrate in Aurora

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Late spring 1993, a widow and her three children became homeless. Tyeast Boatwright had managed to get by after her husband's death. She'd had a good job coding pediatric medical records for the University of Chicago, but administrative cuts eliminated her position.

Homeless Families Struggle To Get By In 'The Happiest Place On Earth'

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson foun...

No Sweet Dreams For D.C.'s Homeless Children

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.06.2014 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.

New York's Homeless Children Get Renewed Attention

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact

New York City Council members are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration to provide increased assistance for the city's homeless children. A ...