By Leaps & Bounds: Housing Stability
Kate O’Keefe, Director of Development and Community Engagement, Family Promise, joins us
Home should be a safe, healthy, and nurturing place for a young child to explore, learn, and grow. However, far too many children in Kent County – disproportionately children of color – have no place to call home.
In 2019, nearly 1500 children ages 0-4 in Kent County came into contact with the homelessness system. Further reflecting racialized disparities, 1 in 6 African American Children ages 0-17 were in the homeless system in 2019, compared to 1 in 130 white children. Homelessness and housing insecurity threaten the start in life all children in our community need and deserve.