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 children, we cannot rely on an overly-narrow definition of what it means to experience homelessness.
As part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, ICPH, through a series of daily releases, will raise awareness about the importance of counting all children experiencing homelessness. Each day there will be a new resource or tool to learn about child homelessness and food insecurity across America and in your community. We invite you to be an active part of your community’s approach to tackling this growing crisis.