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12/11/2013 02:05 pm ET

Art-Start Photo Exhibition Profiles Homeless Families In NYC (PHOTOS)

The past decade has seen homelessness in New York City skyrocket to epidemic levels, affecting countless families throughout the five boroughs. The most vulnerable victims, as recently highlighted by a powerful New York Times investigative report titled "Invisible Child," are undoubtedly the city's children. Recent figures have more than 22,000 children experiencing homelessness each night, a level last seen during the Great Depression.

Art-Start, a non-profit dedicated to assisting marginalized youth, has organized an exhibition featuring photos of these homeless families. The images offer a candid, personal look at roughly 50 families struggling to make their way in New York.

Proceeds from printed sales will benefit Art-Start's Homeless Youth Outreach Programming. The exhibition opens Thursday, December 19th at The Highline Loft (508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor).

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