November is Youth Homelessness Awareness and Prevention Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of thousands of people are homeless each night and for varying reasons: some might be chronically homeless, displaced temporarily from their homes, fleeing domestic violence or for many other reasons. Homelessness is a public health concern. Adults and teens who are experiencing homelessness often have declines in physical and mental health, experience high rates of substance use, have limited access to food and often face many barriers to receiving appropriate support or vital services offered in the community. During this giving season, we encourage you to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors and community members who are in need. Volunteer at local shelters, donate canned foods and coats, or make donations to local nonprofits that provide critical care and resources to families and teenagers in need.