The Impact of Homelessness on Children


Homelessness and Children in America 

What is the cause of homelessness? The situation is quite like a struggling family who has an extremely low income and has a home to live in. The difference between homeless and low-income is the homeless family has stretched beyond the means to pay for housing and has now become homeless or has found themselves in a situation where they are living in an inhabitable location. This could be due to a lost job, a cut in working hours, domestic abuse, overwhelming bills, or conflict with a homeowner.  Being Homeless has a huge impact on children. 

The National Center on Family Homelessness declared this month that there are 2.5 million children who are homeless each year. That is one in every thirty children in the United States. 

According to The National Alliance to End Homelessness an estimated 186,084 people in families and 57,563 family households were identified as homeless on a single night in January of 2023. On that same night in January of 2023, approximately 17,385 people in families were living on the street, in their car in another place not meant for human habitation. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness these families are usually headed by a single parent more likely a woman with limited education, who is typically young and has young children. These adults and children make up thirty percent of the homeless population in the United States. You can watch this video from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and hear directly from kids about their feelings about being homeless.

Whether they are with their families in a shelter or on their own when they are in a homeless situation it impacts them for the rest of their lives. 

This impact is detrimental to their education, health, sense of safety, and their lifetime development. Some statistics show children who experience homelessness in comparison to a low-income child are more likely to be in one of the following categories:


  • Have Emotional and Behavior Problems.
  • Have Serious Health Problems.
  • Experience Separation from their Families.
  • Not likely to do well in school.


Lots of organizations around the United States reach out to help homeless families, but with the growing cuts in government funding and support from federal resources many of these organizations are struggling to stay available for assistance. 

Organizations like the QSA Foundation have started partnering with other organizations to create community alliances to help homeless families by hosting events and fundraisers. 

The QSA Foundation is a 501C3 that helps homeless Children and Military Families 

Around the World, our target has been in the following states MI, KY, TN, NC & CO.

The QSA Foundation raises money for the Homeless through:

  • Hosting fundraising events, where the profits of tickets and merchandise go to needed items requested by cities and homeless providers. 
  • Selling of items made by the homeless during workshops and self-help events.

The QSA Foundation is known for blending education with popular, entertaining, mission-conscious events and products. Military organizations & Members of the NFL regularly represent at their events, and people attend their events from all over the world.

The QSA Foundation hosts events that help homeless children and military families these events include directing them to Housing Assistance, free haircuts, showers, dental evaluations, legal assistance, 

Help the QSA Foundation with their mission to help homeless veterans by donating, you can click here to help now! You can also like them on Facebook to follow their events and programs. 


Empower Hope: Aid Homeless Children

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