Each year, nearly 1 in every 30 children and youth will experience homelessness at some point. For some, the period of homelessness lasts a short time. For other youth, especially those exiting the foster care system, homelessness can be a much longer experience, usually made more difficult by a lack in life skills education and a support system.
Nearly 2.5 million children in the U.S. experienced homelessness at some point in 2013.
students in Nebraska are homeless, according to the McKinney Vento Act.
Of the 68,000 children living in poverty in Nebraska, 7% are homeless.
Nearly 40% of the youth who age out of the foster care system become homeless.
There are over 200 homeless youth in Adams County alone.
Nebraska has the highest, per capita, number of foster youth and children.