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the number of homeless children, from birth to age 18, who are accompanied by one or more parents or guardians
the well-being of children living below the poverty level
factors that affect the risk for child and family homelessness, such as the state minimum wage, the cost of housing, and the percentage of children living in poverty
planning and policy activities
Using findings from numerous sources, the report's authors break down what homelessness looks like in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia using colorful graphs. The authors also discuss the social issues contributing to homelessness rates in different states.
Information about unaccompanied homeless youth, who are living independently of their parents or guardians, is not included in the report.
Youth workers can use "America's Youngest Outcasts 2010" to see how child and family homelessness in their state compares with others. Each state's one-page report card can be a quick resource to share with community members and stakeholders.
Read NCFY's article about Opening Doors, the federal government's strategy to end homelessness, which includes a plan to eliminate youth, child and family homelessness by 2020.