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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) – We are taking a deeper look tonight inside of the homeless community and the children who are living on the streets.
Savannah-Chatham Public Schools are a week into the school year, but some kids went back to school with nowhere to live, or just aren’t in school at all. SCCPSS tells us the following statistics are just the ones they “know” are experiencing homelessness – so there could be more children that we don’t even know about.
The article goes on to state the following:
Last week was full of big smiles, new clothes and shoes, and backpacks full of supplies. What we didn’t see or notice was the handful of children who don’t have homes, don’t have new and clean clothes, or just simply didn’t make it to school because of unforeseen circumstances.
“We have homeless children in every single school in our district. Our kids are sitting next to them. They are friends with them,” said Julie Wade, Park Place Outreach.
Unfortunately, the number of homeless children in Chatham County is at a steady increase right now. SCCPSS says with kids from Pre-k -12th grad, the number of homeless kids increased from 768 during 2016-2017 to 1,001 during 2017-2018.
“A lot of our kids are coming from traumatic situations and they don’t even realize the trauma that they are living,” Wade said.
While some kids are just simply born into poverty and low-income families, juvenile crime is also how some children end up in shelters or on the streets.
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