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Homelessness is …

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Homelessness is…

A Women’s Issue: A young single mother with two children makes up the typical homeless family.

An Early Childhood Issue: 1 in 5 teen parents with children in the NYC Department of Education daycare program for student parents had been homeless in the past 5 years.

A Teen Pregnancy Issue: 1 in 10 teen parents with children in the NYC Department of Education daycare program for student parents became homeless after the birth or their first child.

A Domestic Violence Issue: 1 in 4 families with children in a New York City shelter entered because of domestic violence.

A Criminal Justice Issue: 1 in 8 women at the East River Academy on Rikers Island were homeless prior to being incarcerated.

Sources: New York City Department of Homeless Services, unpublished data tabulated by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, FY 2015 and the first half of FY 2016; New York City Department of Education, unpublished data tabulated by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, SY 2010–11 to SY 2014–15.