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Social Workers Trying to Cope with Rising Homeless Student Population

The Intelligencer Journal in Lancaster, Pa., ran this article about rising homelessness among the region’s school children.

The article mentions the work social workers are doing to help children who are living in cars and have parents who are poor but still earn enough income so children cannot get free breakfast and lunches at schools. One of these students would go to the library during lunch so they would not smell food they could not afford to buy  in the cafeteria.

“It’s huge,” Dr. Ruth Crawford, director of student services at Hempfield School District, said about the county totals. “It is very different than 10 years ago. It’s insane.”

Social workers help young people overcome life’s hurdles. To learn more visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Kids & Families Web page by clicking here.

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