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Most people who live in the United States of America have a home. They live just like we do, in houses or apartments. They have plenty of food to eat and a warm bed to sleep in. But not everybody is like us, some people don’t have homes. These people are homeless. This lesson can be used with elementary students to raise awareness about...
The word homeless translates to “without a home,” so the definition of a homeless person would logically be “a person without a home,” right? Not necessarily. There are so many other factors that must be in place when determining the definition of homelessness. The federal government has defined a homeless person using a set of very narrow...
Most people who live in the United States of America have a home. They live just like we do, in houses or apartments. They have plenty of food to eat and a warm bed to sleep in. But not everybody is like us, some people don’t have homes. These people are homeless.
Homeless Hub backgrounder on street youth and nutrition. Backgrounder: Do homeless youth get enough to eat? When we think about the lives of people who are homeless, an important question is whether they get enough to eat?  It goes without saying that food is important to everyone.  Food provides us with the nutrients we need in order to survive...
Homeless Hub backgrounder on street youth panhandling. Backgrounder: Why street youth panhandle If you were walking down the street, and a homeless person asked you for money, would you give it to them?  What would you do?  This is an important question, and it in many ways depends not only on how you think about panhandling, but more generally,...

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