Antonio Junior is the founder of Florida Conservations Inc., located in Miami, Florida When he’s not working, Antonio Junior is passionate about helping the homeless, and he actively supports organizations catering to homeless families, which begins with understanding how the issue affects them.
According to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, there were 564,708 homeless people in the United States as of January, 2015. Of those, 206,000 of them were from homeless families with children. Most homeless families are headed by a single-parent, and other contributing factors include domestic abuse, limited education, or mental illness.
Unfortunately, these reports don’t provide an accurate view of how long these families have been homeless, but the National Alliance to End Homelessness says family homelessness usually isn’t long-term. Around 75 percent of all families who go to homeless shelters stay temporarily, and some don’t even require any assistance, as they are able to quickly bounce back and find housing.
Rehousing homeless families in a timely manner is essential for returning normalcy and stability to their lives. To learn more about homelessness and ways to help, visit www.endhomelessness.org.