When we picture a homeless person, many of us see the face of an older man or woman, wearing many layers of clothes, walking down a city street. However, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless, families with children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Being homeless and of school age is a difficult and complicated situation and one that faces many children in central Pennsylvania. Many homeless students struggle to manage life in shelters or may find their family "doubled up", living with another family to help make ends meet. Homeless children have obvious physical needs and sometimes less obvious emotional ones as they navigate the complicated world of growing up, learning new things in school, and managing the instability of being homeless.
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