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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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

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

The Real Monsters

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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 ...

School on Wheels of Massachusetts is a 'Champion in Action' for Students Impacted by Homelessness

School on Wheels of Massachusetts | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
School on Wheels of Massachusetts

At a time when family homelessness continues to soar, the nonprofit organization, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) is being honored for suc...

Snowstorms Leave Human Trafficking Victims out in the Cold

Mary David | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Mary David

Imagine she retreats to a shelter where aggressive, belligerent, or intoxicated people accost her, make snide comments about her child, and multiply the fears that first led her to the shelter. Should she stay? Would you?

Formerly Homeless Mom: My Child And I Were Turned Away From Shelter

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

More than 60,000 homeless people live in New York City, a staggering figure not seen since the Great Depression. Children, undoubtedly the most vulner...

Afghan Street Children Beg for Change

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Kabul, Afghanistan is "home" to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war.

Lessons from Dasani: Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Bonnie Stone | Posted 02.22.2014 | New York
Bonnie Stone

The New York Times "Invisible Child" series has prompted a strong reaction and substantive global dialogue among politicos, influencers and concerned ...

Let's Make 2014 the Year of the Child

Pam Allyn | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Children are so vulnerable. Their wellbeing has little to do with how hard they work, or their "grit" or persistence. It has everything to do with circumstance. Let's make 2014 a new kind of commitment to our world's children.

A Better Ending for the "Invisible Child"

Judith Sandalow | Posted 02.19.2014 | DC
Judith Sandalow

If there's one news article I would put on your must-read list from 2013, it's last week's exceptional New York Times series on Dasani, a homeless gir...

Brothers Kicked Out Of School After Becoming Homeless

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Two students who were kicked out of school after becoming homeless will temporarily be allowed back in their Pennsylvania district until a judge makes...