Women and Children without Shelter
Families are estimated to constitute approximately one-third of the homeless population in the United States and are the fastest-growing subgroup of homeless persons nationwide.1 This subgroup consists predominantly of female-headed households with children; the majority of family members are preschoolers. A network of emergency facilities has begun to emerge only recently despite the urgent needs of these families.
KeywordsFoster Care Homeless Person Homeless Woman Emergency Shelter Homeless Child
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