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Protect Federal Funding for Homeless Children and Families

    1. Sean Wrench
    2. Petition by

      Sean Wrench

      Weedsport, NY

Right here in the United States, there are over well over 1.5 million children that are homeless. Many studies suggest there are up to 2.8 million children who are homeless.  Even more stunning is the fact that 42% of those kids are actually under the age of 6 years old.  32% of them are forced to participate in sexual activity against their will.  According to the U.S. Justice Department over 50% of homeless children/youth will be forced into prostitution. A third of them will become so hopeless they will attempt suicide. 13 homeless children will die every day.  

There are over 1 million homeless students in schools nationwide. Less than 25% of them will actually graduate High School. 

Children make up 27% — the fastest growing segment — of the U.S. homeless population, and there’s no end in sight; the recession has forced many families out of their homes, making these youth just another group on the long list of victims, moving from couch to couch, shelter to shelter.

The statistics on youth homelessness are staggering. In 2 years the number of homeless youth has increased by 100%. Sadly these children have been overlooked for far too long. We must reach reach out with compassion and help these children who desperately need our help. 

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    1. What Needs to Be Done to End Youth Homelessness

      Josie Raymond
      Petition Organizer

      On any given night, between 300,000 and 400,000 teens sleep on the streets and in parks, in abandoned buildings, on the couches of strangers, and if they're lucky, on the couches of friends or in shelters. These are not rambunctious brats looking for...

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    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth F. ROUND ROCK, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      There should be no reason for hunger and homelessness to be an issue in this country.

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    • Julie Watson BRYANT, AR
      • about 3 years ago

      These children/youth deserve a chance and together we can make a huge difference for them. God bless the little children and our youth!

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    • Barbie Magoffin SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Nice work Sean :-)

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