More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students
In New York City, one out of every eight public school students has been homeless at some point in the past five years. One in four (26%) of these students is in high school. In this report, we begin to explore differences in risk behaviors and health outcomes between homeless high school students and their housed classmates.
Homeless students are at alarmingly high risk for sexual violence. Among high schoolers, homeless students were much more likely than their housed classmates to have someone they were dating force them into unwanted sexual activity.