A homeless child is defined as a child without a regular, fixed, and adequate nighttime residence. The child may live in a shelter, a temporary home, a motel, a car, a campground, or on the street. Homeless children may also be living temporarily with relatives or friends because of a loss of permanent housing.
There are 8,350 homeless men, women and children in our nation’s capital. Nearly one in five DC residents live at or below the poverty line.
- Covenant House
- Latin American Youth Center
- Sasha Bruce Youthwork
- Homeless Children and Youth Services - DCPS
- Family & Youth Services Bureau
- National Conference of Stats Legislatures
- National Coalition for the Homeless
- Children, Youth and Family Services
- National Runaway Safeline
- The National Network for Youth
- Global Giving