What does experiencing homelessness look like for a Bellevue student?
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Bellevue students experiencing homelessness can be in situations where they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. These students may live in doubled-up housing, hotels or motels, homeless shelters, transitional housing, or domestic violence shelters. They may be living in cars, parks, or other public spaces. They may be living in youth shelters or living in temporary foster care placement. Regardless of the details, unstable housing often has severe consequences for kids.
Currently, there are 263 children here in Bellevue experiencing some form of houselessness. This is just the reported number. We know many more families may not report due to stigmas or fears associated with homelessness.