About the people we work with
There are 1.5 million homeless children in the United States, that is 1 in 50. Here are the stats on these children
Homeless children are/have.
2x’s more likely to go hungry and have ear infections
2x’s more likely to repeat a grade.
2x’s more likely to have learning disabilities.
4x’s more likely to be developmentally delayed.
4x’s as many asthma attacks.
5x’s as many stomach aches.
6x’s more likely to have a speech problem.
20% of homeless preschoolers will suffer from some type of mental disorder that will require professional help.
22% will end up in foster care or living with a relative.
25% will witness some type of domestic violence.
38% are Females with children.
47% suffer from depression, anxiety and will withdraw.
48% of children between the ages of 3-12 are proficient in reading.
61% do not have books of their own in their home.
77% do not attend school on a regular bases.
97% will move 3 times in one year
According to the “New America Media”, by 2012, 35% of children living in San Bernardino County will be living in improvised homes.