Besides showing good work done for NYC youth in our shelter system, the clip also gives a face to the presently 8,479 families with children living in homeless shelters. The number is up about 3,000 individuals since the last time we checked a few months back when the Work Advantage Program was terminated. Kudos to Ms. Solomon, BronxWorks and all the gifted children that participated in the project.
Here are the statistics taken from the NYC Department of Homeless Services website which was last updated on December 2nd, 2011.
8,479 Families With Children
1,391 Adult Families
8,475 Single Adults
39,576 Total Individuals