Across the Country

Families experiencing homelessness are under considerable stress. Homelessness is a devastating experience that significantly impacts the health and well-being of adults and children. Often, members of homeless families have experienced trauma. These experiences affect how children and adults think, feel, behave, relate, and cope. With over twenty-nine years in the Rappahannock region, as the first homeless and largest family shelter in our community, Loisann's Hope House has helped to transform the lives of over a thousand families.

Every year in the U.S. hundreds of thousands of American families become homeless, including more than 1.6 million children.


2-bright-purple-lg-1  Eleven million families in the U.S. are a paycheck away from being homeless.
2-bright-purple-lg-1 According to the Children in the States Virginia Report of May 2015, Child poverty in Virginia leads to homelessness and hunger.
2-bright-purple-lg-1   Lack of early childhood investment deprives children of critical supports in the early years and diminishes their readiness for school.

Comments are closed.