In a recent census, 1.1 million children are at an increased risk of falling behind, dropping out and joining either the criminal justice system or the welfare system by being homeless.
The increase in the number of homeless children took root during the recession in 2007 and has continued since then. And children who experience homelessness without apt support are 60 percent more likely to drop out of school than those in a stable environment.
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Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless
Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.
Federal Programs Related to - Poverty Studies
Programs that conduct research in the area of social science that involves the systematic study of the origins, causes, demographics and costs of poverty and the efficacy of proposed or implemented poverty alleviation measures.