Homeless Statistics

How Many Homeless Children are in the USA?

How Many Homeless Children are there in California?

School Districts Served by School on Wheels
  • 163,435 students have been identified as living in homeless situations by school districts in the counties School on Wheels currently provides tutoring and mentoring services to.
  • There are 63,744 homeless children in Los Angeles County.
  • 30,542 children have been identified as homeless in Orange County.
  • There are 22, 244 homeless students in Riverside County.
  • There are 7,270 homeless students in Santa Barbara County.
  • There are 33,274 homeless children in San Bernardino County.
  • 6,361 children have been identified as homeless in Ventura County.

How Many Homeless Children are there in Los Angeles County?

Homeless Statistics
Accurate statistics regarding the number of homeless children are difficult to obtain. The homeless population is constantly in flux. The statistics are the most recent and admittedly under-estimated. Most counts do not specifically identify children, do not include families staying in motels or children living in group foster homes.

Homeless Resources
The following websites and pdf’s are useful tools to find out more about homelessness in the U.S. and how you can help.

  • National Center on Family Homelessness
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  • National Center for Homeless Education
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  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
    View Website 
  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
    View Website
  • School on Wheels Press Kit 2013
    Download File
  • The Soloist (The Movie) – Humanizing Homelessness
    Download File
  • Fact Sheet explaining homelessness for K through grade 2
    Download File
  • Fact Sheet explaining homelessness for children in grades 3 through 5
    Download File
  • Fact Sheet explaining homelessness for middle school students
    Download File
  • Homeless Families and Children – The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research
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  • Books dealing with homelessness
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