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Homeless children also experience more mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and withdrawal. Children without a home are in fair or poor health twice as often as other children, and have higher rates of asthma, ear infections, stomach problems, and speech problems. They are twice as likely to experience hunger, and four times as likely to have delayed development

Fast Facts - In 2007, 23% of all homeless people were members of families with children - Additionally, a recent report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported that the number of people in families that were homeless rose by 9 percent from Oct. 1, 2007, to Sept. 30, 2008- Estimates of the number of homeless children range from 800,000 to 1.2 million, and recent estimates state that 1 in 50 children in the United States are homeless.- Reference: Homeless Families with Children. (2012, February 21). Retrieved September 26, 2014.

What if?

Some do not want to come to the realization that they are needing to apply for welfare benefits.

Being homeless is a job for some, but for others it is the way of life.

For some a food bank is the only way they will be eating a meal before bed.

Knowing that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Your home can disappear, your nice car, the clothes you are wearing, the bed your sleeping on, everything can disappear quickly.

Declining wages and changes in welfare programs account for increasing poverty among families


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