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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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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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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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Getting Teen Homelessness Out Of The Shadows | Bremerton , Washington | Bremerton Patriot

BREMERTON, WASHINGTON — Although not always easy to calculate the numbers of homeless teens since some do not identify themselves as being homeless if they are crashing on a friend’s couch or find shelter for one night, Clark said numbers are “definitely on the rise.” This school year, Clark’s organization provides meals for 20 homeless students in two Bremerton schools while last school year they were serving 14. The group also provides 180 healthy snacks daily and 13 Kitsap Transit bus passes a month for homeless youths. Teen homelessness is not only a problem in Bremerton but in North and South Kitsap as well, Clark said.

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Homelessness A Problem For Many Schools | Detroit , Michigan | Petoskey News

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — The number of Michigan students without a permanent address has risen dramatically as families lose homes through foreclosure and other strife, including many here in Northern Michigan.

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Stetson University Offers Free Ride To 2 Homeless Seminole Students | Seminole , Florida | Orlando Sentinel

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Two homeless Seminole County children who captured the hearts of TV viewers nationwide with their optimism and sincerity are receiving an all-expenses-paid trip — to college. Stetson University, a nationally ranked private school in DeLand, announced Thursday that it’s offering full rides to the Metzger kids, featured in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” show about families living out of their vehicles.

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Hard Times Generation | 60 Minutes CBS News

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Scott Pelley brings “60 Minutes” cameras back to central Florida to document another form of family homelessness.

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Homeless Families Living In Cars | Seminole , Florida | 60 Minutes CBS News

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Eight months after a heart-wrenching story about homeless families living in economy motels, Scott Pelley brings “60 Minutes” cameras back to Central Florida to document another level of homelessness – kids and their parents living in cars. Pelley’s report will be broadcast on “60 Minutes,” Sunday Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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Number Of Homeless Children In Okaloosa County Increasing | Crestview , Florida | Crestview Bulletin

CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA — “They can’t work a full time job to support their selves. They are young children who need people to stand in the gap for them until their housing situation improves. This is a bad economy.” Ward is hoping area residents will help.

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New Attention Paid To Homeless Youth And Families | Chicago | New York TImes

CHICAGO — More than 10,000 homeless students are enrolled in Chicago’s classrooms this fall, a 16 percent increase over last year and a record high, according to Chicago Public Schools data for September.

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