The population is constantly growing but so is the number of homeless children. As of 2008, in one study conducted by the Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services, they estimated over 3,800 homeless youth in New York City, with an estimate additional amount of 2,881 not counted by their surveys--and this still leaves 60% or more of the total home...less youth to be counted. 50% of those surveyed were not in the education system and were mainly consecrated in the borrough of Manhattan, and the results indicate that 74% avoid spending their nights in an emergency youth shelter. Since, 2010, the numbers have rised exponentially, where data collected through the Student Information Repository System (SIRS) has identified that there are 65,921 homeless students in New York City. You can only imagine the number that would include non-students.
That's where we come in. H.O.M.E. is a non profit organization that is directly spearheaded at lessening youth homelessness through our adoption agency. By fostering a loving home through mentoring and education for personal growth, and by providing workshops and other programs at our center (location: TBA), we aim to develop the foundations necessary to ensure bright futures. We will also bring our services to partner organizations and youth shelters. With further progress, we will open up our own shelter, ensuring that every child may find a permanent loving home.