For over 25 years I’ve been working to help protect homeless children and youth. I’ve done this through research, writing, public speaking, newspaper articles, working with agencies, and being on both a state and national board of directors of homelessness organizations. Salem State University printed this article in their alumni magazine about me, and why people like me fight for those who don’t have housing.
Homeless children and youth often fall between the cracks, especially if they don’t live with parents who will care for them. Wayne State University Law School put together an extensive volume on the legal rights of homeless people. I was invited to write the chapter on homeless youth. I’ve attached the volume for your information. You will find my article starting on page 456.
How many people are homeless is a chronic question for those of us who work in the field. Here is an article that provides a design to help come up with a better estimate.
As a former board member of the National Coalition for the Homeless, we put together a research time to archive over 1100 articles about homelessness. This is a super resource for people who want to learn more about it. You can find it at their website at http://nationalhomeless.org/references/ncharchives/