Category: Health

A COVID-19 Update from HCEF

A quick announcement from HCEF regarding our operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak: We are closely monitoring all communications regarding COVID-19 and taking direction from Governor Tom Wolf. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff, volunteers, supporters, and the greater community. As for our students, they need community support now more than…
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Addressing Homelessness Begins With Addressing Trauma

Research from the NASP Center indicates that 43% of homeless students repeat a grade, 25% are placed in special education, and 50% are failing academically. This is due to many factors, but one that’s not talked about is trauma, and how it affects a person’s day to day functioning. According to research done at First…
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Why Would a Person Experiencing Homelessness Have a Cell Phone?

It may be a surprising statistic, but 62% of youth experiencing homelessness have cell phones. Some may be quick to wonder, why would a cell phone be prioritized as a need? Also, if a person cannot afford stable food and housing, how can they afford a cell phone? The answers may be eye-opening. Having a…
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