Homelessness is difficult to comprehend for those who haven’t experienced it, but it is a problem that has widespread impact on communities and long term impact for the people who experience it. The issues that impact homelessness are too many to list, but here are some points to help you get started.
Research shows that homeless students have lower educational achievement among all grades than their housed peers.
Homeless children are more likely to have behavioral and learning disabilities than their housed peers.
Homeless students change schools an average of three times while homeless. Each time, it takes four to six months to catch up academically.
Families make up more than one third of the homeless population in Indianapolis.