Schools as a safety net...

School Is Haven When Children Have No Home

With unemployment and spiraling housing costs pushing a growing number of families into homelessness, school systems across the country are seeing more and more children like Mariah living in shelters, cars or motels. Some states are reporting a nearly 50 percent increase in homeless students over the last year.

An article from the New York Times on how schools are increasing becoming a resource of last resort for students of families facing homelessness and poverty.