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Congress Should Act to Reduce Child Homelessness in 2017

As Congress begins work this week on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2017 budget, it should place a high priority on meeting the president's request for $88 million to fund 10,000 new housing vouchers for homeless families. A strong body of evidence shows that vouchers reduce …

Canada experiencing alarming growth in child homelessness

On any given night, there are about 35,000 homeless people across Canada, and the number of families and children among them is growing at an alarming rate, a new report reveals.<p>One in every seven users of homeless shelters is a child, according to Putting an End to Child & Family Homelessness, …

Kids, Poverty and Mental Health: Anxiety a growing problem

Tyler Chabot offers a shy smile as he talks about the social anxiety disorder that took over his life.<p>“I feel like I lost three years of my life,” he …

Poverty Facts and Stats — Global Issues

Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.<p>At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.Source 1<p>More …

11 Facts About Global Poverty | DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change

1<p>United Nations Development Programme. "Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience." Human Development Report, 2014. …