Friday, June 01, 2012

What You Might Not Know About Young Homeless Mothers

Did you know that young mothers who are homeless differ from the older homeless population?

Young Mothers Who Are Homeless:
  • Are exposed to homelessness 10 years earlier than their older counterparts.
  • Are pregnant and parenting approximately 3 years earlier than older homeless mothers.
  • Are nearly 3 times more likely to have spent time in foster care.
  • Have limited support networks.
(Medeiros and Vaulton, 2010)

Learn more by reading: Developing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Serving Young Homeless Families.


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