The Impact of Homelessness on Kids – New Report
A new report highlights the impact homelessness has on children. This report from the Children’s HealthWatch Research Network shows how susceptible children are to a wide variety of risks.
Images from the report underscore why your support and our work in this area are so vital.
Each day homeless families reach out to Associated Ministries to find resources and assistance. Through a multitude of programs including Rapid Rehousing, Community Resource Connection Center, and Homeless Mail programs we are able to offer wrap-around services to assist families finding necessary resources for their children. Whether we are assisting families in obtaining birth certificates, navigating the enrollment process for schooling or finding affordable medical and dental services for the children, AM staff are here to help vulnerable children get the care and support they need.
Children who are homeless are often the family members who experience the most trauma physically by not having a place to call home. With the assistance of Access Point 4 Housing families can be connected to housing services that fit the need of the entire family, then with a safe place to lay their head, the children can start to flourish both physically and emotionally.