Published on September 10th, 20120
“19,000 Children in NYC Homeless Shelters”
The number of children in the city’s shelters hit 19,000 last week, the most recent city data available show.
“Not since the grim days of the Great Depression has New York City had 20,000 children sleeping homeless each night,” said Patrick Markee, senior policy analyst with the Coalition for the Homeless.
Francheska’s family was waiting outside a Department of Homeless Services intake center surrounded by suitcases containing all their belongings