Community Indicators is an online community resource that shares lots of information about Spokane County; including statistics and information on our current priority.
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The steps we've determined are necessary to reach our goals.
There are limited initiatives currently focusing on K-8th grade students and their families that are imminently at-risk of being homeless or are doubled up (unstably housed) with another family/friends; these families do not qualify for HUD funding or housing assistance.
By stabilizing these families, we are preventing the trauma students would experience by being homeless. We define mental health in its broadest sense, not referring solely to diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Specifically, we are looking at preventing the chronic, traumatic stress experienced by homeless students.
EWU: STUDENT HOMELESSNESS RESEARCH
From a Priority Spokane awarded grant.
Priority Spokane awarded a research grant to Eastern Washington University in 2014 to conduct research on student homelessness in Spokane County and to identify the best models for supporting and stabilizing homeless students and their families.
VIEW THE RESEARCH HERE
Percentage of homeless individuals who are children, half of which are under the age of 6.
Percentage of homeless students who have experienced a violent event by the age of 12.
Percentage of parents in homeless families who haven't received a high school diploma.
Percentage of homeless students who don't graduate.
Increase in homelessness in Spokane County from 2013-2014.
Percentage of Spokane's students that are homeless.
Homeless students are twice as likely to have learning disabilities as non-homeless children.
1 out of every 5 children
in the US live in poverty.
(Annie Casey Foundation)
1 out of 4 homeless
people are children.
(Family Promise of Spokane)
Homeless students are four times as likely to get sick than other children.
The amount of homeless students during the 2014 school year within Spokane's Public Schools.
The number of students K-8 who will experience homelessness over the course of one year in the United States.
More in depth research and information for our Steering Committee to access.
These documents are private and password protected.
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