Understanding the Issue
Most Americans don’t want to believe it but homelessness in our country is tragically pervasive. And according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 41% of the homeless population is comprised of families with children. The National Center on Family Homelessness estimates that more than 2.5 million children experience homelessness each year.
This report reviews the state of current law in 12 key issue areas that affect the lives and future prospects of unaccompanied homeless youth in all 50 U.S. states and 6 territories.
A whitepaper focused on the current status of youth homelessness in America and what can be done to prevent it.
Parents, relatives, family friends, school and school district personnel, shelter providers, youth program workers, social workers, advocates, and students themselves can all play a role in helping young people get an education. If you are such a person, this booklet will get you started.