Child Homelessness in Arkansas

A report released today (November 17, 2014) as reported in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, shows "Arkansas among the worst states in the country when it comes to child homelessness.

The 'America's Youngest Outcasts' report, which was issued by the National Center on Family Homelessness, found Arkansas to be in 47th place in an overall ranking that takes into account extent of and risk for child homelessness, child well-being and state policy and planning efforts.

Carmela DeCandia, director of the center, said in a statement that youth homelessness 'has reached epidemic proportions.'"

Vine and Village has four outstanding programs serving the homeless and at-risk population in Central Arkansas: Immerse Arkansas (preparing our foster youth for a successful tomorrow), The Orchard 72204 (the largest food distribution center in Little Rock), Aviators 72204 (giving a way out of generational poverty), and STAND (providing a home and help for women in recovery and their children).

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2014/nov/17/report-lists-arkansas-among-worst-child-homelessne/

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