COMMON REASONS LA’S YOUTH ARE HOMELESS – Economic or family issues are the most common causes of a child or youth becoming homeless…
The numbers of Youth experiencing homelessness is GROWING in Los Angeles and the United States. Unlike the Department of Education, HUD does not consider a youth homeless just because she does not have a permanent safe nighttime residence. Hidden youth calculations are not included in HUD’s estimations homeless youth.
Fact of the Week
LA County Schools who report a 25% increase in students experiencing homelessness between 2011-2016. (LACOE 2016) This represents a crisis for underfunded schools. Kids suffering from homelessness, are nine times more likely to repeat a grade, four times more likely to drop out, and three times more likely to be...
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Our Expert Forum
Periodically we will be inviting a local expert to share data or research about issues facing our resource insecure and/or homeless youth. We will be looking to publish articles by or interviews of researchers, educators, program directors, volunteers, advocates, government employees and more.