Children Experiencing Homelessness
Homeless children are four times more likely than other children to have developmental delay
Due to the instability of their daily lives, homeless children are four times more likely than other children to have developmental delay.
- Over 75% under five years of age have at least one major delay, most commonly in speech.
- Over 44% have two delays (second most common is lack of fine motor control).
- Over 38% exhibit emotional and/or behavioral problems (short attention span, sleep disorder, withdrawal, aggression, inappropriate interaction with adults)
211 LA has a unique connection to children and families experiencing homelessness as the centralized prescreening and appointment coordinator for the Homeless Family Solutions System. 211 LA plays a major role as a trusted entity in a community of tremendous need in helping individuals and families voluntarily improve their housing, health status and/or social support network.