Children represent more than 40% of the homeless population in New York City. On a given night in New York City there are 23,000 homeless children. Nationwide, 1.6 million children experience homelessness each year.
Homelessness is traumatic for every person who experiences it, but it is even more damaging for children. Homelessness is associated with higher rates of asthma, obesity, hunger, emotional problems, and learning disabilities in children.
First and foremost, HELP USA provides safe places for homeless children to live. In addition we also administer programs that help minimize the stress of being homeless.