Data reported here come from two primary sources: school districts, which are required to report on the number of homeless students they serve; and censuses of federally-funded homeless shelters and temporary housing programs, conducted by the U. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At the beginning of school year , there were 1. This is more than twice the number of students who were homeless in school year ,
Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness - Child Trends
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Why Finding Shelter for Homeless Youth Can Be More Complicated Than You Might Think
Login Register Your Non-Profit. Spokane serves hundreds of homeless teens each year. They attend school during the day and at night, they sleep in a car, a youth shelter, or doubled up at night couch surfing or living with friends and extended family. They may have been victims of abuse for years, or caught in addictions leading them to crime and a violent lifestyle.
Each year, an estimated 4. On any given night, approximately 41, unaccompanied youth ages experience homelessness. Demographic risk factors for becoming homeless include being Hispanic or black; parenting and unmarried; or LGBTQ, with LGBTQ youth having more than twice the risk of being homeless than their cisgender or heterosexual peers.