24 Dec '11, 3pm

Staggering Increase in Child Homelessness in the United States | Care2 Causes

For many families in the United States, this will be the first Christmas they are not spending at home. No, they are not off at a beach resort or on a skiing vacation. An ever-rising number of American children will be spending Christmas on the streets, in a shelter, in their car, or in a cheap motel that they may no longer be able to afford tomorrow. In fact, child homelessness in the United States has increased 38 percent since 2007 and last year there were 1.6 million homeless children in the country. The number of people who could slip from living paycheck to paycheck in a somewhat comfortable home today to living on the street tomorrow is staggeringly high. According to the U.S. Census Bureau around 48 percent of Americans are currently living in poverty or on low incomes. Alfredo Brown, deputy director of the non-profit Champman Partnership, told the New York Times :...

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