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Statistics Relating to Homeless Children

United States

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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
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  • 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
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  • Homeless Families and Children – The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research
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  • Books dealing with homelessness
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