Homeless children at record high in US. Can the trend be reversed?

60 Minutes did a story a couple weeks ago (click here) about the homeless shelters in FL being full and children living in cars with their families. It really touched me. Now, this article is reiterating the homeless problem with children in our country. Awareness is the first step… 

One out of every 45 children – some 1.6 million – in the United States is homeless, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Center on Family Homelessness. The majority of the children are under age 7.

The number of homeless children in 2010 exceeded even the total in 2006, when thousands of families displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita produced a historic spike in homelessness. Last year, at least 60,000 more children were homeless.

Homeless children at record high in US. Can the trend be reversed?.

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Homeless children at record high in US. Can the trend be reversed?

  1. CNN ran a story around Thanksgiving related to 1 in 5 children going hungry in the US. Difficult times hit hardest the least able to care for themselves.

  2. Has anyone every seen this video?

    Homelessness has been a problem in Central Florida for year. It’s great that there is some recent attention to it, but hopefully we will all continue to help these families.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s