A housing-based approach to homelessness is not only more cost-effective than a shelter-based approach, but more effective in the long term. By focusing our resources on ending homelessness, we can make real progress toward eradicating the social problem while helping the country's most vulnerable residents.” – National Alliance to End Homelessness
Child homelessness increased by 8 percent nationally from 2012 to 2013, according to [America’s Youngest Outcasts- November 2014], which warned of potentially devastating effects on children's educational, emotional and social development, as well as on their parents' health, employment prospects and parenting abilities.”- The Huffington Post: Number Of Homeless Children In America Surges To All-Time High: Report
Children are often the hardest hit by homelessness and financial hardship. As this article from the Atlantic shows, living conditions have a substantial impact on children at all levels of development.
Second Act Communities is leading the charge across the nation to end child homelessness with our “Forever Home for Every Child” Movement. Our focus is creating quality homes for children and their families, while simultaneously building supportive communities where people can not only survive but are empowered to live their best lives.
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