Child Homelessness

Every child deserve to live in a secure and stable environment. Unfortunately, more than 28,000 children and teens in Tennessee are homeless. The number of homeless kids in public schools has increased and many of these children suffer delayed development, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral problems. It is critical that children and teens live in a stable home because their environment influence their lives. Homeless children are the most neglected individuals in society, and decisive action should be made by the state. There should be statewide planning efforts in place to address child homelessness in Tennessee. Federal aid should go towards more programs in the state of Tennessee for these children without homes. Child homelessness shall be put to an end!