Each night across America more than one million children have no place to call home.
These families represent the largest and fastest growing group of the homeless population. For these families a lack of affordable housing is just one part in a larger set of problems including inadequate education, domestic violence, poor employability, and a general lack of community and personal support. In analyzing the root causes of family homelessness the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission hopes to shed light not just on the devastating effects of these problems but also on the way to most effectively combat them.
- Children and families make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
- There are as many as 500,000 families in shelters nationwide and 1.35 million homeless children each year.
- Over half of homeless families have been homeless for 6 months or more.
- The average homeless child in America is only 6 years old.
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National Coalition for the Homeless
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Interagency Council on Homelessness
Why are people homeless?
How YOU can help end homelessness