04 Jun 2010

Homelessness in the summer

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During one of my recent visits to a local shelter, a case manager noted that their biggest influx of families occurs during the summertime “when landlords and family members are more likely to turn families out onto the streets.” The summer months are all the more difficult for many homeless parents who are seeking steady employment and/or other personal/professional development because when school is out of session, childcare can be difficult to come by. Accordingly, it is critical that school and community leaders develop strategic and time-responsive systems of practice throughout the year. Because homelessness does not take a summer vacation.

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