Firesteel is invited to talk about homelessness on cable news show TakePart Live. Erin emphasizes that families and children are greatly impacted by homelessness.
I’m an Advocate: August Mallory
This Veterans Day, we thank members of the armed forces for their service. We also recognize that too many of these brave men and women experience homelessness when they leave the service. Today we hear from August Mallory, who served in the US Navy for 10 years, and later slept on the streets after the warehouse where he worked closed.
Homelessness, Poverty and the Brain: Mapping the Effects of Toxic Stress on Children
Early inequality sets the stage for intergenerational poverty. Chronic intense stress during the sensitive developmental period of childhood can permanently alter how the brain responds to stress, holds memory and learns. In this second post in our "Homelessness in the Classroom" series, Perry Firth explores the effects of stress on children's development and health.
Should Homelessness Be a Crime? Our State Grapples With Its Answer.
Seattle University law professor Sara Rankin shares statistics about the criminalization of homelessness and invites you to join a statewide conversation about it.
As Heard on NPR: Homelessness Threatens Student Success
More than 30,000 schoolchildren in Washington state are experiencing homelessness. In a heart-wrenching story that aired on NPR this morning, one of these students, Erika, talks about the challenges of attending high school while living in a car with her family.