Mental Health Challenges Facing NYC’s Homeless High School Students

After years of steady decline, suicide rates among high school students are on the rise, with suicide now ranking as the second-highest cause of death among adolescents aged 15–19.  Adolescence is a transitional stage of life and the day-to-day challenges faced during this time can be overwhelming for many, placing them at heightened risk of…

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Identifying a Crisis: How Montana Transformed its Approach to Rural Student Homelessness

Across America, the number of students experiencing homelessness in rural communities is rising at an unprecedented pace. Montana saw a staggering 145% increase between school years 2013–14 and 2016–17—more than 48 times the 3% national growth rate and second only to Nebraska’s 200% increase. But what accounts for this rapid ‘growth’? Indisputably, the increase of…

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School Instability Factors

Overview For many homeless students, school is not only a place to develop knowledge and skills for the future, but a much-needed source of stability in an otherwise unstable life. In addition to a student’s educational attainment, school provides consistency and the opportunity for students to form critical social connections with teachers, staff, and classmates.…

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Student Homelessness Trends Over Time

Number of Homeless Students Homeless Students in New York City Public Schools, by Housing Status and YearSY 2010–11 to 2016–17 Between SY 2010–11 and SY 2016–17, the number of homeless students enrolled in New York City public schools increased 56%, to over 105,000 students in SY 2016–17. This increase outpaced changes in total enrollment, with…

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Family Promise Mission Possible Conference

Data As a Tool to Understand Student Homelessness in Your Community In order to better support homeless students, it is necessary to understand the larger trends affecting your community. This session introduced participants to the value of data by walking them through The United States of Homelessness, an interactive resource that allows users to explore…

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Save the Date: Beyond Housing 2020

Beyond Housing 2020: A National Conversation on Child Homelessness and Poverty January 15–17, 2020 Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan New York City Join fellow practitioners, policymakers, and service providers to share new and effective programs, solutions, and policies aimed at reducing poverty and homelessness among children and families in the US. Attend strategy and solution-based interactive…

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Your Perspectives on Child and Family Homelessness

What We Heard From Survey Responses During Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week By Katie Linek Puello During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, ICPH asked for your perspectives on child and family homelessness. We heard from those who work in education, homeless services, government, advocacy, research, faith and community organizations, and concerned citizens about the needs…

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