Homeless Youth

Youth often become homeless because of family problems and instability at home. Other reasons can include human trafficking, separation from family because of shelter policies, and release from the foster care system (where they are unprepared to be out on their own). Homeless youth have also been referred to as “unaccompanied youth”. According to the…

Families and Homelessness

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, families often end up homeless due to lack of affordable housing, poverty, decreased government support and domestic violence. Homelessness among family members causes issues in children’s development and education as well as the family’s emotional health as a whole. The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness claims…