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New Policy Brief Offers Guidance on an Integrated Strategy for Homeless Youth and Children

By Roberto Viramontes

October 27, 2011

Over 1.5 million children and youth in America experience homelessness annually- one in 50 children each year. Progress to combat child and youth homelessness in the U.S. can be made if federal agencies align their efforts, coordinating both program and funding streams. A high quality, fully-funded, and efficient support system of housing and services is necessary to make this happen.

Tough Times Call for Tough Decisions for Families Living in Poverty

By Cara Baldari

September 29, 2011

For all of the parents out there, imagine having to decide whether to split up your family to live in different shelters versus keeping the family together and living in your car.

A Must See Video Clip: 60 Minutes - Hard Times Generation

By Katie Peters

July 1, 2011

This 60 Minutes feature about homeless children caught our attention. Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at motels for children who've lost their homes.

Watch the video clip:

June 16, 2011

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Senator Casey Joins Child Advocates To Discuss Protecting And Prioritizing Children During Times Of Economic Downturn

Washington D.C. - At a briefing today on Capitol Hill, Senator Casey joined a panel of renowned child advocates and a distinguished media member to discuss lessons the United States can learn from Great Britain in prioritizing children in budget decisions and other key policies, particularly in the midst of economic downturn.

A Child’s Life in Poverty

By Jenn Sacks

March 8, 2011

As child advocates, we hear disheartening statistics daily about the state of America’s kids. And, although many of these data points are sobering, one that always gives me heartburn is the number of U.S. children living below the poverty line, a number that has grown by 2 million over the past two years.

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