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Friday, November 17, 2017

New Study Finds That 4.2 Million Kids Experience Homelessness Each Year

Marquan Ellis was evicted from his home in Las Vegas, Nevada when he was 18.

His mother battled with a drug and gambling addiction while he stayed at his godmother's house. But he couldn't stay there forever.

He found his way to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth where he enrolled in the independent living program.

He isn't sure what he would have done if he hadn't found that program: "I would have been on the street looking for someone to help, looking for my next meal, looking for my next shower, looking for my next place to sleep."

Like Ellis, some 4.2 million young people experience unaccompanied homelessness in the course of a year, according to a new study from Chapin Hall a research center at the University of Chicago.



Anonymous said...

Some state consider you homeless if you move 3 times in 12 months or even if kids live with their grandparents. Get the numbers you to get funding.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add 2 more to the list! Failure to Launch!!

Anonymous said...

Agree with 11:08...I find these numbers very hard to swallow. The LEFT did the samething with people that are starving.

Anonymous said...

UNaccompanied homelessness. So that pretty much leaves out everyone under the age of 6 or 7. Even that is stretching it. 4.2 million is about 6% of all those under the age of 18. Factor in the UNaccompanied part and the percentage goes way up.

Idon't trust this statistic.