November is Homeless Youth Awareness Month
According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, on a given night in January, 194,302 children and youth were homeless in the United States. Within North Carolina, it is estimated that 18,597 children experience homelessness every year, and in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schols alone, 4,131 enrolled students were homeless during the 2013-2014 academic year. That is over 25 students in every elementary, middle and high school. Homelessness is a complex experience that is interwoven with social, economic, political, educational and health issues. You can read more about youth homelessness by enrolling in our e-newsletter.