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Homeless Family’s Story Inspires Teachers To Raise Money | Glen Burnie , Maryland | ABC 2 News Baltimore Maryland

GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND — At any school at the end of any day, the parking lot stages a finely choreographed dance of cars and moms and heading home, but for Demarco, Shaheem and Tyrone their journey home is a complicated two-step.

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The Many Faces Of Homelessness | Huffington Post

Families are a newer face to homelessness that run the gamut, due to situations regarding financial instabilities, not having access to health care, unemployment, lack of affordable housing and the recent trend of foreclosures.

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Homeless Youths See Dreams On A Broadway Stage | New York | New York Times

NEW YORK — “I was this little black girl growing up in Brooklyn dreaming about singing on a world stage,” Ms. Jenkins said. “I was lucky enough to have parents who helped nurture that dream.”

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More Homeless Students Than Ever In Michigan | Grand Rapids , Michigan | WZZM 13 ABC News

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — The number of homeless students in Michigan’s schools has jumped more than 300% in the last four years, according to the Michigan Department of Education.

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More Children Are Homeless, Say St. Charles County Area Advocates | St. Charles County , Missouri | STLToday.com

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MISSOURI — Advocates for homeless people in St. Charles County say that the problem is growing for families and that children are suffering. On Thursday, advocates will talk about the increasing numbers of homeless families, at a forum in St. Peters called “The Changing Face of Homelessness.” The event is organized by the Community Council of St. Charles County, an umbrella organization for more than 180 nonprofits.

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Homeless Issue Is Still Present In Seminole County | Seminole , Florida | Seminole Chronicle

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — “A very difficult and humbling experience.” That is how Latelyshala “Tish” Olasande describes the last few months of her life. Since losing her job and her home last year, Olasande and her five children have been living in a motel. “I never thought that I would be in this situation,” said the 40-year-old Central Florida resident.

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Number Of Homeless Students Higher In Some Rural Districts | Farmer City , Illinois | Pantagraph

FARMER CITY, ILLINOIS — “Terry is one of 28 considered homeless in Blue Ridge so far this school year — 3.6 percent of the district’s enrollment of 780. Ridgeview, with fewer than 600 students, has about 37 homeless students, or 6.1 percent — compared to 48 homeless students or less than a half-percent in much larger McLean County Unit 5 with 13,314 students. In Bloomington District 87, where the Home Sweet Home Ministries and Safe Harbor homeless shelters are located, 85 students were homeless from the start of the school year to mid-January, which is 1.5 percent of its 5,600 students.”

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Hart: Preschool Proves Itself To Homeless Mom | Houston , Texas | Chron.com

HOUSTON, TEXAS — “”I brag to everybody about House of Tiny Treasures. My youngest is now in pre-K and she’s already reading,” Hay boasted. “My twins are in first grade and reading at an advanced level. I really directly attribute that to House of Tiny Treasures.” As I wrote on Friday, the Tiny Treasures program is one of many outreach efforts operated by SEARCH Homeless Services under the direction of its CEO, Thao Costis.”

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Salvation Army Survey Finds Demand Up Sharply For Youth Programs Already Strained By Economy | Washington | Washington Post

WASHINGTON — A survey of Salvation Army youth programs in more than 80 cities shows more than eight in 10 programs saw increased demand from children and families in the past year as unemployment and funding cuts strained charities. The survey released to The Associated Press found 56 percent of the charity’s youth programs — including camps, preschools, daycare and after-school programs — are operating at or beyond their capacity.

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Did you know 1 out of 3 homeless are families?

Did you know 1 out of 3 homeless are families? The average age of the 1.65 million homeless children in the United States is 6 years old.

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