Bringing Child Homelessness into Focus

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.

Explore a Unique Daily Focus

Each day this week, we will release a new resource or tool to help you better understand the growth and impact of family homelessness in your community and across the country:

Monday, November 12, 2018

One Issue, Three Counts, One Reality

How should we count children experiencing homelessness?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

50 State Counts, One Reality

How many homeless students live in my state?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Student Homelessness & Food Deserts

Do homelessness and poor nutrition affect children in my community?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Food Insecurity & NYC’s Homeless Children

How does food insecurity impact homeless children in my neighborhood?

Friday, November 16, 2018

Facing Student Homelessness

What does homelessness mean to the students who experience it?

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