Stories of Children Experiencing Homelessness
What are the experiences of homeless children and families? How do low wages, limited education, and tight housing markets impact families and children? What happens when children get sick? How do they fare in school? Originally published in America's Youngest Outcasts, the profiles below are based on true stories of children and families struggling with homelessness.
- Case Study: Housing and Doubling Up
- Case Study: Income
- Case Study: The Impact of Homelessness on a Child
- Case Study: Health and Health Insurance
- Case Study: Education
Innovative Programs to Help End Child Homelessness
Ending child homelessness is within our reach. The following profiles on innovative programs teach us ways to end child homelessness in our own communities.
- On the Ground: Housing First (California)
- On the Ground: How McKinney-Vento Liaisons Help Children Who Are Homeless (California and New Mexico)
- On the Ground: Comprehensive, Family-Oriented Care (Massachusetts)
- On the Ground: Project H.O.M.E. (Pennsylvania)
- On the Ground: Washington's Planning Efforts (Washington)
- On the Ground: Trauma-Informed Services for Families (Missouri)
- On the Ground: Improving Outcomes for Families by Helping Children