ICPH's April Releases

Early academic achievement is a good indicator of homeless students’ ability to complete high school. Students experiencing homelessness, however, are less likely to perform at grade-level and more likely to fall behind in later years when compared to their housed peers.

For many NYC students who have experienced homelessness, housing instability is not an isolated event, but a prolonged and recurring experience throughout their education. Multiple episodes of homelessness illustrate that housing stability is not always achieved once students become housed.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week was March 30–April 3, 2020. Homeless high school students face many challenges related to housing instability that impact their health, well-being, and ability to perform in school. Unfortunately, among the challenges often faced by these vulnerable students are feeling unsafe and increased exposure to violence, both inside and outside school.
Interactive Map

While homelessness impacts families in every neighborhood of New York City, some communities have a combination of neighborhood instability factors that make families particularly vulnerable to homelessness. For residents of these communities, the daily impact of coronavirus has been monumental. Two new interactive maps provide a glimpse of how the virus outbreak is impacting NYC communities, exploring the intersection of student homelessness, coronavirus testing, and confirmed cases of coronavirus. Each map tells its own story about how residents of individual communities are being impacted by economic instability and the coronavirus. We invite you to explore where your own community stands .
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April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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As schools across the country remain closed, the integral role they play in the lives of students experiencing homelessness has never been clearer. From food insecurity to a lack of internet access, these are ten things to keep in mind about homeless students and the ways in which COVID-19 and school closings can impact their lives.
May is...
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
National Foster Care Month