Many, many factors contribute to a family falling into the crisis of homelessness.
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The families we work with are all living below the poverty line. They have children to care for, bills to pay, job shifts to make and little support from family and friends. There is no room for error. Often, they must make difficult choices - staying home with a sick child means missing a day of work. Paying a bill means not enough food on the table to feed their family. Any one crisis - from a fire to a missed bill to a death in the family - can tip them into homelessness.
Graphic courtesy of the National Coalition for the Homeless
Graphic courtesy of the National Alliance to End Homelessness
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