Homelessness (By the Numbers)
Families with kids make up 1/3 of the country’s homeless (Time Magazine)
1 in 50 kids are homeless and these numbers are predicted to skyrocket. (Time Magazine)
Average age of a homeless person: 9 years old. (familypromise.org)
In NYC, 70% of homeless people residing in the municipal shelter system are parents and children in families (Sidewalk Stores by Salvo Galano)
In 2004, 50% of the families entering Alpha House had at least one head of household employed. Currently, the families entering Alpha House have reflected the state of the Michigan economy and less than 10% of the heads of household enter with stable employment. (familypromise.org)
And that last study was done in 2004. Imagine what it is now!