Homelessness in St. Clair County

Who are homeless students?

Did you know that over half of the nation’s homeless population is comprised of children, the majority of whom are elementary age or younger? Homelessness is a greater epidemic than many of us think. In St. Clair County, homeless students may be found living in the following situations:

  • With relatives or friends due to their family’s inability to obtain housing
  • In public or private shelters
  • In public or private places not designated for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings, such as cars and parks
  • Moving from place to place because they have been abandoned or forced out of their home by parents or other caretakers