Category Homeless

Cabinet Corner: Homeless Student Services

Homeless agencies across the state estimate there are 2,500 homeless students in Oakland County alone. The worst part is, said Sara Orris, Homeless Student Education Services Coordinator of Oakland Schools’ Community Programs, Special Populations, that number is likely way off. “We know that’s just a fraction of the number of homeless students out there,” she […]

The FACES of the Homeless in Oakland County

What ‘Homeless’ Looks Like… Were you expecting the usual stereotype of an addicted or mentally ill society-dropout? An unstable, unkempt street person whose family had long since given up on helping? Real-life is both surprising and unsettling: 40% of all homeless people are children. Half of homeless students eat just one meal a day. We […]