Homeless Family Support in Seattle

The Homeless Family Support Program contributes to the City of Seattle’s goal to improve academic achievement and school readiness by helping homeless children and children at risk of homelessness to develop age-appropriate motor, cognitive and social skills.

Services for homeless children ages one to five years are provided by Family Services’ Specialized Homeless Child Care at Wellspring Early Learning Center, a licensed child care facility that provides specialized services for homeless children (living in emergency shelters or transitional housing). The goal is to prepare children for school by helping them develop their motor, cognitive and social skills.



Homelessness in the United States

Homelessness in the United States has continued to remain a focus area of concern of social service providers, government officials, and policy professionals since its resurgence among many types of individuals and families.

The number of homeless people further grew in the 1980s, as housing and social service cuts increased and the economy deteriorated. The United States government determined that somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 Americans were then homeless.

Source: http://www.wikipedia.com