Homelessness in America is on the rise.  The loss of affordable housing, closed state institutions, the absence of universal healthcare, absence of a universal living wage, war, substance abuse, domestic abuse, disaster,gaps in programs and services due to welfare reform and more are factors that contribute to homelessness in America.

What can I do to help?

Check out these fact sheets for teens for ideas on the problem of homelessness and how to get involved.

United Way is a link to the charities in your community.