Posted on 12/07/2011 @ 12:49 PM
Tonight, thousands of children in Florida will go to sleep in their family car, an emergency shelter, a seedy motel, or on the streets. They have no one to turn to and no safe haven. Each year, over 70,000 children in Florida experience homelessness.
A 2009 report, entitled America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness, ranked Florida among the 10 worst states in addressing child homelessness.
Now The Florida Coalition for the Homeless and The National Center on Family Homelessness have partnered to create the Florida Campaign to End Child Homelessness, in order to bring child and family homelessness to the forefront of issues that must be tackled in the upcoming legislative session.