Facts on Youth Homelessness from People’s Emergency Center

More than 5,000 children in Philadelphia are homeless (PEC, 2013, Cannuscio, 2012)

At least 1 out of every 20 high school youths attending a School District of Philadelphia school are homeless (PEC, 2013).

Between 2009 and 2011, the incidence of youth homelessness in Philadelphia doubled (PEC, 2013).


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