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Engaging Subpopulations of Clients Experiencing Homelessness and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Co-Occurring Disorders (CODs): Families and Young Adults

August 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Homelessness can have a significant impact on physical and mental well-being, development, and life course. Youth and families are deeply affected by even a short stint of homelessness. Recent estimates indicate that:

  • One in 10 young adults (ages 18 through 25) and one in 30 adolescents experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year.
  • At least 700,000 homeless young people in this country experience homelessness, which is approximately 3 percent of households with 13- to 17-year-old members.[1]
  • Adults and children in families make up about 33 percent of the entire population of people experiencing homelessness.[2]

This webinar will provide insight into homelessness among young adults and families with children, how Unity of Greater New Orleans is managing youth and family homelessness, and what the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has learned about this difficult issue.