When the bough breaks
Homelessness, violence & children
More than 1,900 people are homeless in greater Fort Worth today.
One in five is a child.
Homelessness can be devastating for kids, many of whom experience violence in the course of their families' struggles.
The haunting effects of this childhood trauma can last a lifetime, leading to developmental delays, behavioral issues, adult illness and disability, even premature death.
Together we can break the terrible cycle. This fall, the DRC will launch the Homeless Children Victims Advocacy Project, a healing source of trauma-informed care to help children and their families overcome homelessness and violence.