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Child Separation among Families Experiencing Homelessness

This Homeless Families Research Brief highlights some of the findings from the Family Options Study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. According to this research brief,  nearly 40 percent of families staying in emergency shelters reported being separated from a child(ren) before or during their shelter stay.  Read Child Separation among Families Experiencing Homelessness to find out more about family separation during shelter stays.