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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Numbers in the news


Estimated number of people who experience homelessness in one given night.

1.6 million

Estimated number of people nationwide who who use transitional housing or emergency shelters.


Percentage of homeless persons nationwide who are children under the age of 18.


Number of children under the age of 18 who are living on the streets without supervision, nurturing or regular assistance from a parent or responsible adult.


Percentage of youths who are runaways and have no permanent housing and seek assistance from youth shelters because of problems with parental relationships.


Number of homeless shelters in Walla Walla designed specifically for youth.

Sources: The National Coalition for the Homeless, The National Youth Development Center, The U.S. Department of Housing and Development, The National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning.


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