New Plan Seeks to End Child Homelessness in Georgia

The Georgia Alliance To End Homelessness and the Campaign to End Child Homelessness will release a plan to end child homelessness in Georgia on March 2 during the Georgia Alliance’s Annual Conference and Learning Institute.  The Georgia Plan to End Child Homelessness calls for coordinated action from the state’s political, social service, advocacy, non-profit, business, and philanthropic sectors to provide for the 41,500 children and youth who are homeless annually.  The Georgia Plan was prepared based on feedback from hundreds of key stakeholders, including families who have experienced homelessness, from around the state over the past year and a half.  Learn more about the Georgia Plan.

Action Alert: Protect Federal Funding for Homeless Children and Families

The National Center on Family Homelessness and Horizons for Homeless Children, along with nearly 30 national organizations from across the country, recently sent letters to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees.  The letters advocate for adequate funding for the early education, child care, health, education, nutrition, and domestic violence prevention programs that ensure homeless children and families have access to the critical supports and services they need.  Read the letters.  Take Action Nowby asking members of Congress to protect programs that support homeless children and families.

Washington Update: President Obama Releases FY2012 Budget Proposal

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget proposal puts forward a plan to achieve $1.1 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade.  While the proposed budget includes cuts in social programs, we applaud the President for increasing funding for many programs that support homeless children and families.  The Budget proposal provides more than $2.5 billion to continue progress toward the Administration’s goal to end chronic homelessness and homelessness among veterans and families.  It increases investments in mental health and substance abuse prevention efforts, including targeted funds for young people, military members and their families, and people who are homeless.  Learn more.