Michelle Adkins

Michelle Adkins

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Homelessness & COVID-19: How Can CCR&Rs and Child Care Programs Help?

By Michelle Adkins on December 07, 2020


More than one million children under the age of six are identified as experiencing homelessness. As job and income loss continues because of the COVID-19 economy, and as the COVID-19 eviction protections expire many more children and families may be at risk. These children and families find themselves in a particularly vulnerable situation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the typical stressors of being homeless, or on the verge of homelessness, families must deal with the additional risk of contracting the virus due to lack of social distancing in shelters or other gathering places and lack of access to masks and other personal protective devices.

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