When school lets out family homelessness spikes.
It’s called Summer Surge and it happens across the country and here, in Cincinnati. “Doubled-up” situations – where a family without housing tries to squeeze in with family or friends – become unbearable when school ends and kids are underfoot every day.
Where to sleep? Who will help? You can be the hero in Aiden's story.
Many families are out of options. They’re turned out and turn to our partners for emergency shelter. Our partners do all they can to serve families experiencing homelessness, but need your help. More shelter space is needed, which means an additional cost. They need our support so that families don’t resort to living in a car or abandoned building.
Thanks to the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio your donation will be matched! Double your donation now and help house a homeless child.
Being homeless has a lasting impact on the health and well-being of children.
* Homelessness has particularly adverse effects on children and youth including hunger, poor physical and mental health, and missed educational opportunities.
* Half of school age homeless children experience problems with depression and anxiety and one in five homeless preschoolers have emotional problems that require professional care.
* Homeless children also are less likely to have adequate access to medical and dental care.
Help us house a family this summer and save a child from the trauma of homelessness.
Donations received will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 thanks to the generosity of The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio.