Links & Resources
Let's Talk - Homeless Students
"2.5 million children in America - one in every 30 children - go to sleep without a home of their own each year,'" accounting to the The National Center on Family Homelessness. They rank the 50 states on how they are addressing child homelessness from best (1) to worst (50) in their study, America's Youngest Outcasts
To read the full report and find out where your state ranks, please visit www.HomelessChildrenAmerica.org.
The Department of Justice estimates that every year, over 1.7 million teens experience homelessness in the United States. Did you know that almost 80% of homeless youth turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the daily hardships of their lives?- Read More
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Runaways And Drug Abuse:
15 Ways To Reach Out And Make A Difference
"Remember, more than 30 percent of runaways leave to get away from some form of abuse..." http://www.drugrehab.org/runaways-and-drug-abuse/
The Prevention Coalition
Let's Talk - Social Issues
Crossing the Boards to Attend Schools in America | Resources for Helping Homeless Students
Helping Hunger | Human Trafficking in Schools