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3 Ways You Can Help Students Experiencing Homelessness During the Summer

Summer isn't a vacation for everyone. With the loss of education and supervision of school, overcrowding in hot homes, and high summer eviction rates, June, July, and August are some of the most dangerous months for low-income families. Here's how you can help students and families looking for hope:

1.Donate financially to Laura’s Home, which offers extra support to school-age children while school is out, so that low-income parents are able to work through the summer. While moms focus on furthering their education, recovering from a mental health or addiction crisis, and seeking employment, Laura's Home offers educational and recreational opportunities to their children.

2.Consider the time you might have to volunteer with the Pathways program at Laura's Home! Our staff can be overwhelmed with extra children during the summer months. We hope you'll bring your expertise, whether that be tutoring, playing games, or teaching youth other practical hands on skills.

3.Stay informed on issues of poverty and homelessness, and share this knowledge with your circle. Everyone has different resources and talents to offer, and your network can be an important part of community transformation. Subscribe to our blog for the latest news.