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Homeless Children

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

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 03.06.2014 | 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...

How a New Backpack Changed the Life of a Homeless Teen

School on Wheels of Massachusetts | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
School on Wheels of Massachusetts

Cheryl Opper --Founder and Executive Director, School on Wheels of Massachusetts It was August 2006 and I was delivering backpacks and school suppl...

The Side Of Homelessness No One Ever Talks About

nytimes.com | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York

She wakes up to the sound of breathing....

We Need to Protect Kids from Porn

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

No small person should be let loose on this earth without a guardian angel. Most of us have them, human ones, in the shape of moms, dads, grandparents, or other people who believe wholeheartedly that we need to be kept safe when we are children.

Where Is Childhood Homelessness Getting Worse?

www.pbs.org | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

The number of homeless students in the United States reached a record high last year, according to new data from the Education Department showing that...

Congress to Homeless Youth: You're Expendable

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. Ryan

Each year, more than 1.6 million children experience an episode of homelessness in the United States. The shutdown of the federal government is causing too many of them clear and preventable hardship.

I Want to Make a Difference

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Jaime, Katie, and La'Mont are three young servant leaders whose stories we are celebrating as part of our 40th anniversary celebration. They are a reminder that we must never ever give up on any child.

My Teen: Homeless Children In Search of Smart Adults

Anni Bricca | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Anni Bricca

Reams have been written about the issue with lots of concerned citizen comments. While all that concern is great, nothing seriously tangible is being done, further underscored by the fact the numbers in my city just increased by 2000 more children.

When the Right to Shelter Isn't Quite Right

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 09.23.2013 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez

New York City has always provided for those in need. What is in question now is how to do so in an efficient, effective, and humane way, one that is fair to both those citizens truly in need and those New Yorkers who are paying the bill.

#FitchTheHomeless Campaign Is Well-Intentioned but Sends the Wrong Message

Sinead Chilton | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Sinead Chilton

Mr. Karber clearly has good intentions with his #FitchTheHomeless campaign. He is arguing that defining beauty and coolness in such a narrow way is exclusionary and insulting to people who think differently.

We're Only Ever Being Walked Home, an Unexpected Journey from Head to Heart

Shayne Traviss | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Shayne Traviss

As we moved across the corral towards the children I briefly looked around to see which child I wanted to work with and was quickly reminded of my intent, "let go" and when I did the child chose me.

Bim, The Boy From Beit Chabad

Baila Olidort | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Baila Olidort

Bim arrived at the Chabad House last year, naked but for a plastic bag that he used for some cover. One of hundreds of children exploited for profit on Kathmandu's dangerous streets, he fixed his eyes on a rabbinical student, and asked for help. He wouldn't leave until the student brought him back to Chabad.

About 1 in 10 Homeless Kids Live in Texas

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Kids without homes -- more than a million according to the U.S. Department of Education -- present unique challenges.

Jason Cherkis

Old D.C. Hospital Holds 600 Homeless Children, Often Without Heat, Cribs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Robin Holloman, 22, and her newborn went without heat for two weeks straight this winter. She said she slept in snow pants and kept her ...

We Must Help Our Nation's Homeless Children Get an Education

Catherine Meek | Posted 02.25.2013 | Impact
Catherine Meek

Frankie has trouble focusing on his homework and paying attention in school; he has fights in the schoolyard; he has serious mood swings; he has no friends. He lives with his mother and two sisters in one room in a homeless shelter. Frankie is one of our students.

Homeless Rate Remains Steady

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy. The federal government a...