How do we best help college students experiencing homelessness?
What comes to mind when you think of a homeless person? Would you think college student? A recent study done by Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab discovered that about 11% of college students are experiencing homelessness at Dallas County Community College. A higher percentage are housing and food insecure. Locally in Tarrant County one of the largest homeless groups is students (k-12). As we begin to understand the complexity of this challenge our goal is to find ways to address the immediate needs as we design the architecture of the solution.
59% of students worry about having enough money to pay for school
All stats are from the 2018 Trellis Research Student Financial Wellness Survey