By Olivia Brunskill
What does homeless mean?
How many kids are homeless?
Where are the kids staying?
20% are staying in supported accommodation for the homeless
17% are staying in other households
17% staying in boarding houses
1% are temporary lodging
39% are staying in overcrowded dwellings
Kids are often staying wherever they can get a space, they need a bed and shelter it is very wrong for a child to have to stay outside for the alone for weeks, months and even years
Why are they Homeless?
They can't afford rental housing
Domestic family violence
Long term unemployment
Severe mental illness or psychological distress
Exiting State care
Severe overcrowding/ housing crisis
Kids are often left to fend for themselves and it is are hard life for them.
Imagine not being able to support your family, give them a home or even food and water.
All the things that a homeless kid wants. Would you ever like to be in this position?
Everyday hundreds of people pass of homeless children, people and families.