“We have grown accustomed to these images in communities across the country. We have often times become complacent in our response or our lack thereof. From Los Angeles to New York City, cities and states are grappling with ways to address the surge in homeless populations…Approximately 2.5 million children experienced homelessness in this country in 2013 according to data from the U.S. Dept of Education this represents 1 in every 30 children, an historic high.
The crisis of child homelessness is often hidden. While some families with children are sleeping on sidewalks, in cars or in shelters, millions of homeless children are invisible ‘doubled up’ with families on the couch of a friend or hopping from motel-to-motel each week.
In California 86% of homeless students reported sharing the housing of others out of necessity during the 2012-2013 school year.”
This is why we need St. Teresa Benedicta and St. John Bosco “Homes For Kids” across the country today.
Our St. Teresa Benedicta and St. John Bosco “Homes For Kids” will be a very special place for children, many of whom may never have known a clean, safe, caring and loving environment, free from fear and want, where many children will for the first time in their young lives have a real place to call home.
On the 21 November, I wrote here throughout the country, we want to construct St. Teresa Benedicta and St. John Bosco “Homes For Kids” that upon completion, we will be donating them to area Archdioceses or Catholic organizations that will manage, staff and administer them but unfortunately, we can not begin such an undertaking of this new mission project without the assistance, networking and help from Christians, from communities throughout the country that wish to have new homes constructed for our most vulnerable young Americans.