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Other Work

Beyond our research, ICPH combines different mediums to make the issues of family poverty and homelessness accessible to everyone. Through compelling visuals, hard-hitting personal stories, in-depth reporting, and profound research, ICPH communicates the growing problem of family homelessness and sheds light on the importance of ending these entrenched issues.

Charts and Graphics

ICPH’s charts and graphics let readers visualize our research findings in a clear, understandable way. Browse our graphics archive by the type and topic of the graphic. Graphics taken from our research reports and briefs contain links to their reports, as well as all other graphics from that report.

Reports and Briefs

ICPH researches the causes of family homelessness, the demographics of this growing population, the conditions that make it difficult for homeless families to become self-sufficient, and the programs that are most effective in helping them transition out of pover . ICPH works with programs and partners across the U.S. to conduct and disseminate this research in order to improve services and influence public policy.

News and Events

Stay up-to-date on everything impacting families experiencing homelessness, including ICPH news and events.

UNCENSORED

UNCENSORED: American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness portrays the realities of family homelessness and the effect of policy and practice on these vulnerable families, through pointed and informative articles and personal stories from real families and service providers.

Maps and Data

ICPH creates visually compelling maps and infographics as a powerful means to communicate complex data.

Books and Resources

News

ICPH is your news source on family homelessness and poverty.

Events

The millions of children and their parents who experience homelessness every year are served by an innovative-minded and caring group of service providers, educators, policy makers, and analysts who are always trying new methods to prevent or mitigate the impacts of homelessness on families. ICPH regularly hosts interactive webinars and engaging events, as well as our biennial Beyond Housing conference, in order to build bridges across the field of family homelessness.

Media Resources

For Media inquiries, please contact the External Affairs staff at Media@ICPHusa.org or call 212-358-8086.

Partnerships

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New York City

In New York City, more and more children and families are facing the most extreme form of instability and poverty—homelessness. ICPH has worked in New York City since our founding, and the city and surrounding area remain integral to our work.

States

ICPH’s national research reflects the growing prevalence of child and family homelessness in America, examining nationwide trends as well as local case studies in individual communities. 

State Rankings

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Our Research

Through the examination of empirical, quantifiable data, ICPH seeks to inform and enhance public policy related to homeless families, with an emphasis on the impact on children.

Students

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Families

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Data Apps

ICPH produces interactive tools and data for users to further explore the effects of homelessness on children and their families. These tools allow people from different fields to tailor and engage with ICPH data in a way that is meaningful to them and the unique needs of their organization.

Blog

ICPH’s blog, At the Data’s Edge, looks beyond the numbers at the meaning behind the research. Check in with our team biweekly for a deeper discussion of the findings.

Index Link

Fall 2012, Vol. 3.3

This issue of UNCENSORED includes three features on programs aimed at helping those who find themselves homeless, as well as a piece on a New York domestic-violence shelter written by journalist who has firsthand experience there. Read more
Sep 3rd, 2012   |   Child Care, Education

Summer 2012, Vol. 3.2

This issue examines the plight of undocumented families in "Reaching into the Shadows;" the bureaucratic and legal challenges to receiving food stamps in "Little Becoming Less;" the positive effects of gardening in "Green Thumbs Up;" and the need for better data to understand and target services to homeless youth in "National Perspective." Read more
Jun 1st, 2012   |   Discriminatory Policies, Food Insecurity, Housing

Vol. 2.3, Summer 2012

This issue of UNCENSORED spotlights homeless LGBT youth, the not-so-uncommon phenomenon of “couch surfing,” and housing assistance for survivors of domestic violence. Read more
May 12th, 2012   |   Education, Employment

Spring 2012, Vol. 3.1

This issue’s cover story delves into local programs and national trends to provide better access to and awareness of healthy foods and food preparation—from rooftop gardens to mobile produce deliveries and junior chefs. The issue also looks at the push for financial literacy among low-income families, how homeless, formerly homeless, and foster-care youth are choosing to speak up for change, and more. Read more
Mar 1st, 2012   |   Discriminatory Policies, Health, Housing

Vol. 2.2, Summer 2011

This issue includes a feature on the use of the arts in helping homeless children and youth find their voice during unsettling circumstances. It also investigates New York City’s housing subsidy policies in the context of the national debate about Housing First strategies, the value of volunteers to both staff and clients at the shelter level, and a new program offering free, fresh milk to New York City families in need. Read more
Jun 17th, 2011   |   Health, Rapid Re-Housing

Spring 2011, Vol. 2.1

The Spring 2011 issue explores how sports can help disadvantaged youth succeed in "Reaching Youth Through Sports;" the barriers that make it difficult to break the cycle of poverty in "Employment Challenges;" and the unique challenges of elder homelessness in "Finding a Way Back Home." The issue also features voices from the field of grassroots advocacy in "On the Record." Read more
Mar 10th, 2011   |   Child Care, Employment

A Portrait of Family Homelessness in America

A Portrait of Family Homelessness in America: Do You Know How Many Parents and Children are Homeless in Your Community? Read more
Nov 4th, 2010   |   Poster
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Voyage to Shelter Cove

This book tells the story of how Serena, Herman, Pedro, and Penelope find friends, solace, and sea kelp at Shelter Cove after the destruction of their coral reef. Read more
Nov 3rd, 2010   |   Children's Book
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Voyage to Shelter Cove Activity Book

This activity book is the companion to Voyage to Shelter Cove. Read more
Nov 3rd, 2010   |   Children's Book
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Saily’s Journey

When Saily the Snail loses his shell in a storm, he sets off on a journey to find a new home. Read more
Nov 3rd, 2010   |   Children's Book
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Our Wish

After their home is destroyed, Mrs. Bun E. Rabbit and her family find themselves in need of a helping hand. Read more
Nov 3rd, 2010   |   Children's Book
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Our Wish Activity Book

This activity book is the companion book to Our Wish. Join the rabbits as they look for a new home. Read more
Nov 3rd, 2010   |   Children's Book
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