- Created: Tuesday, 13 December 2011 13:42
It's heartening to see the daily good work going on in Minnesota to help people get the housing and services they need- from the work of advocates, service providers, and everyday citizens. Yesterday's Project Homeless Connect in Minneapolis linked over 1,000 volunteers with homeless individuals- a real testament to the spirit of caring in our state. However, MHP's latest 2 x 4 Report reveals that we still have a long road ahead, with long-term unemployment leading more workers to the brink.
It is regrettable that through September of this school year, the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Duluth public schools have all seen increases in homelessness. Combined, the three districts have identified 27% more kids as homeless than in 2008, according to the latest report. Since just last year, 8% more kids were found to be homeless.
Homeless Children and Youth