Every year 600,000 families with 1.35 million children experience
homelessness in the United States, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, accounting for almost 50% of the nation’s homeless.
Homeless children are sick four times as often as middle class children and have high rates of acute and chronic illnesses. They suffer from emotional or behavioral problems that interfere with learning at almost three times the rate of other children. Homeless children between 6 and 17 years old struggle with high rates of mental health problems. Forty-seven percent have problems such as anxiety, depression, or withdrawal, compared to 18% of other school-age children.
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