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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Facing Student Homelessness

On Friday, November 16, 2018, as a part of Huger and Homelessness Awareness Week, ICPH asked the question, “What does homelessness mean to the students who experience it?” Friday’s commentary gave voice to the reality faced by the 1.3 million students experiencing homelessness across the country and the people who work with them every day…

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Food Insecurity & NYC’s Homeless Children

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, as a part of Huger and Homelessness Awareness Week, ICPH answered the question, “How does food insecurity impact children experiencing homelessness in my neighborhood?” Thursday’s interactive map detailed food insecurity and student homelessness, with a particular focus on free lunch eligibility and the use of food stamps across every New York…

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Student Homelessness & Food Deserts

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, as a part of Huger and Homelessness Awareness Week, ICPH answered the question, “Do homelessness and poor nutrition affect children in my community?” Wednesday’s interactive map explored the overlap between child homelessness and low access to nutritious food. View the interactive map.…

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50 State Counts, One Reality

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, as a part of Huger and Homelessness Awareness Week, ICPH answered the question, “How many homeless students live in my state?” Tuesday’s series of infographics explored child homelessness by state as well as the differences in the U.S. ED and HUD PIT counts. View the state infographics.…

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One Issue, Three Counts, One Reality

On Monday, November 12, 2018, as a part of Huger and Homelessness Awareness Week, ICPH explored the question, “How should we count children experiencing homelessness?”  Monday’s infographic explained why an inclusive definition of child homelessness is required to give homeless children the visibility and support they deserve. View the Infographic.…

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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2018

Homeless children and their families need more than a fixed, safe place to sleep. They need educational supports, food security, and resources for health and well-being. Acknowledging the many challenges faced by homeless families and children is the first step to identifying and servicing their needs. When it comes to meeting the needs of vulnerable…

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The Intimate Relationship between Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Domestic violence is a highly emotional issue that affects not only adults, but children as well. Domestic violence not only results in emotional turmoil, but also in social, economic, and housing instability for parents and their children. No community is immune; domestic violence is present in every community across the country. What is not often…

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Turning Disruptive Behavior into Learning Opportunities

At suspension hubs, teachers were less likely to see disruptive behavior as an opportunity for social-emotional growth. For the 1 in 5 homeless middle school students who attended a suspension hub, ongoing training and resources in schools holds the most promise in reducing school suspensions.…

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