Forgotten Face of Homelessness

On a given night, more than 23,600 children go to bed in a New York City homeless shelter. Approximately 70% of homeless New Yorkers in the city’s shelters are families with children. Despite these staggering numbers, most New Yorkers are not explicitly confronted with child and family homelessness. The more visible plight of single, homeless adults, and the media’s focus on them, has skewed policy making and the narrative around this crisis, causing families with children to become the forgotten face of homelessness.