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Domestic Violence is a Homeless Family Issue


Domestic Violence is a Homeless Family Issue

More than 1 in 4 families with children in the New York City shelter system entered because of domestic violence.

1 in 4 high school students who reported being physically hurt on purpose by someone they were dating was homeless.


Sources: New York City Department of Homeless Services, unpublished data tabulated by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, FY 2015 and the first half of FY 2016; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015 New York City Youth Risk Behavior Survey.