Big increase in homeless families in Colorado

Across Colorado, the number of homeless families has increased 19 percent in the last four months, according to a recent article in The Denver Post.

The Colorado Department of Education reports a 200 percent increase in calls from families looking for help with basic needs so their children can remain in school. The National Center on Family Homelessness ranks Colorado 35th based on factors that include the number of homeless kids, ease of families becoming homeless and available services to help homeless children. The Family Homelessness report estimates that there are 21,878 homeless, school-age children in Colorado.

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