December 2, 2014
Guests: Anne-Marie Collins, Staci Perlman and Brandon Stokes
A report released last month by the National Center on Family Homelessness provided a shocking statistic – one out of every 30 children in the U.S. experienced homelessness last year. High poverty rates, lack of affordable housing, racial disparities, single parenting and domestic violence and other traumas are cited as among the contributing factors in the life of a homeless child. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll talk about the epidemic of child homelessness – what it’s like to be a child without a permanent place to live, the long-term impact of homelessness on youngsters, and policies and programs that can make a difference. Our guests are ANNE-MARIE COLLINS of the Drueding Center, a transitional housing center for mothers and their young children, researcher and University of Delaware professor STACI PERLMAN, and Philadelphian BRANDON STOKES, an advocate for homeless youth who experienced homelessness as a child.