Below you will find resources about children and youth who are experiencing homelessness.

Common Questions

There are many common questions about children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. Schoolhouse Connection has compiled some of the questions we hear the most.


Robust community partnerships, including housing, health care, nutrition, transportation, and other services, provide essential supports for children and youth to grow and thrive.

Q & A From Our Inboxes

We receive many questions from educators, service providers, and the public about the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. We feature some of them here. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Early Childhood

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.

PreK - 12

In the 2014-15 school year, public schools identified more than 1.2 million homeless students. Schools provide basic needs, caring adults, stability, normalcy, and the skills to avoid homelessness as adults.

Higher Education

The majority of well-paying jobs created today require at least a Bachelor’s degree. A college degree is increasingly necessary to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, and live a healthy, productive life.

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