The Realities of Homelessness and 'Back to School' | WYPR

The Realities of Homelessness and 'Back to School'

Sep 17, 2018

Credit Health Care for the Homeless

For many families, September means back-to-school activities: shopping for notebooks and pens, new clothes, and reuniting with friends after summer break. But for thousands of students--and their parents--experiencing homelessness ... ‘back to school’ means stress and the frustration of navigating enrollment and attendance without the security of a place to call home. We talk with Baltimore City Public Schools homeless-student liaison Allen Blackwell and with Danielle DeShields, a formerly homeless mother of three, and with Healthcare for the Homeless social worker Debbie Wilcox. Visit this link for more information on Health Care for the Homeless.

For information about the Public Justice Center, visit this link.

To access a toolkit to support homeless students and families in schools, visit this link.