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Ending Family Homelessness, Improving Outcomes for Children

This fact sheet provides an overview of the impact of homelessness on children. Having a stable home benefits children for a lifetime. When families experience homelessness and housing instability, children suffer. 

Use this fact sheet to educate your local government, public agencies and schools, businesses, non-profits, and the philanthropic sector about the challenges facing children experiencing homelessness and the solutions we all must invest in to ensure that every child grows up with opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.