The 116th Congress convened last week, kicking off a two-year legislative session. A new Congress means new members and new committee assignments -- and, in the case of the U.S. House of Representatives, a new majority. In addition to addressing the urgent need to...read more
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Real Families, Real Solutions: How Homeless Service Providers Can Meet the Needs of Young Children and Their Families
By Carol Klocek, CEO, Center for Transforming Lives, Ft. Worth, TX. “There is no cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all solution to family homelessness…Real solutions are as complex as the families who experience homelessness. But if we truly want to end family homelessness in our communities, we must take the time to find and create real solutions for real families.”read more
Infants are at greater risk of living in homeless shelters than any other age group in the United States. Early childhood programs prevent the harmful life-long effects of homelessness on education, health and well-being.
In the 2015-16 school year, public schools identified more than 1.3 million homeless students. Schools provide basic needs, caring adults, stability, normalcy, and the skills to avoid homelessness as adults.
The majority of well-paying jobs created today require education beyond high school. Post-secondary attainment is increasingly necessary to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, and live a healthy, productive life.
Unaccompanied homeless youth are young people experiencing homelessness who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness each year.