“It really creates community. The kids want to help each other. They want to work together on creating these initiatives and fulfilling these initiatives and seeing them through to the end.”
Everyone has the right to a home.
Hundreds of thousands of individuals, families and children across the United States are homeless. Their struggles are too often ignored. From January 26 to 30, share daily facts on social media to raise awareness about the causes and realities of homelessness. Then, take the next step by connecting with a local shelter or organization working in your community. Sign up for the campaign to have the daily facts emailed to you during the campaign.
Why look beneath
In January 2013, 610,042 people across the United States experienced homeless. But homelessness isn’t just what we see on the street—it takes many forms and affects many different people. People find themselves homeless from any number of reasons: if they lose their job, their health deteriorates, they are fleeing domestic violence or are youth runaways. Women and children in particular are often part of the “hidden homeless,” people living in friends’ homes and temporary accommodations. If you pass them on the street, you wouldn’t know they were homeless. It’s time to look below the surface and spread the word about the causes and realities of homelessness.
We Won’t Rest Resources
Check out the educational resources below for lesson plans and posters and to get you started on your We Won’t Rest campaign.
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