A Home for the Holidays

Most homeless students and students from foster care don’t have families to return to during academic breaks. Instead of enjoying the warmth of home and family, they scramble for a place to stay, often hiding their situation due to embarrassment. The fear of homelessness during breaks creates tremendous stress, preventing students from focusing on schoolwork. Join the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the National Center for Housing & Child Welfare (NCHCW), the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), and Covenant House in the Home for the Holidays campaign and be a part of the solution by helping your community develop a plan for assisting these vulnerable youth with housing over breaks.

  1. Learn more about the Home for the Holidays campaign by downloading the campaign flyer. The flyer includes five specific steps that higher education communities can take to support homeless and foster youth, particularly during the holidays and/or during dorm closings.
  2. Share information about the Home for the Holidays campaign with colleagues or friends who may be interested in getting involved.
  3. Participate in the Home for the Holidays social media campaign by using the #HomelessHolidayBreak hashtag to spread the word.

Visit the campaign webpage at http://naehcy.org/legislation-and-policy/holidays-2014 


Publication Date: 11/20/2014

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