Could you stay healthy with no place to stay?
We improve equitable health care access to support health and housing stability for people experiencing homelessness.
Did You Know?
- Pregnancy can increase a woman’s risk of becoming homeless, and pregnant women face significantly greater health risks while unstably housed.1
- Half of school-age homeless children experience anxiety, depression, or withdrawal compared to 18 percent of non-homeless children.2
- Homelessness and hunger are closely intertwined. Homeless children are twice as likely to experience hunger as their non-homeless peers. Hunger has negative effects on the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children.3
1 Clark, R. E., Weinreb, L., Flahive, J. M., & Seifert, R. W. (2019). Homelessness Contributes to Pregnancy Complications. Health Affairs, 139-146.
2 The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Facts on Trauma and Homeless Children
3 American Psychological Association, Effects of Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness on Children and Youth
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