Home means a lot of things. Home is comfort and connection. Home is feeling safe and loved. Whether or not someone has a permanent place to live, we all need to feel safe, loved, and connected to others.
Between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, 31,207 people accessed help or services related to housing and homelessness in the Denver region (Metro Denver Homelessness Initiative Housing Report). We don't always know someone's story about why they might be experiencing housing instability, but we know that everyone deserves a permanent place to live. Books and stories can reflect families' experiences of shelter instability, and they can also introduce kids to the experiences of others. Share these books with kids to learn more about the many different experiences of homelessness and housing instability.
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