Helping Homeless Children Feel "Normal"

Cause: Homelessness

For most children, fitting in with their peers and schoolmates is important, but for those who are homeless it is often hard to hide the fact that they are living in shelters or in other programs. This can draw unwanted attention and make them feel different. Sara, a young girl staring at a local shelter with her mother and two brothers, receied some assistance from a CFC-supported charity that paid for her fees and supplies to go on a very special school field trip. Without this help, Sara's family would never have been able to afford for her to go on this trip, and she was worried how she would explaim this to her teachers and her friends. The ongoing support these organizations provide helps remove barriers for homeless youth like Sara, enabling them to fully participate in school and to improve their academic success.

From a CFC-supported organization; Cause: Homelessness / Children's Welfare