The Kids Count report released Monday by the Colorado Children’s Campaign found that 15 percent of children lived in households earning less than the federal poverty level in 2014. The report also found that the number of homeless children more than doubled over the last six years.View Press Coverage
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The Colorado Children’s Campaign released its 2016 “KIDS Count in Colorado!” report Monday and it shows that while child poverty has declined statewide, the number of homeless students has increased substantially.View Press Coverage
The number of Colorado kids living in poverty in 2014 decreased for the second year in a row, but the number of kids identified as homeless doubled in the past six years, according to a report published Monday.View Press Coverage
More kids have health insurance. And the child poverty rate continues to fall. Those are some of the sunny parts of this year’s Colorado Kids Count report, an annual encyclopedic look at the state of child poverty in the state.View Press Coverage
Despite decreases in unemployment and poverty rates, the number of homeless students jumped in several Colorado communities last year, with the biggest increases in Denver, Pueblo and Mesa County.View Press Coverage
Colorado’s uneven economic recovery has exacerbated the differences between rural and urban counties – especially for children. Data shows a child’s overall well-being in Colorado is now more than ever linked to where they live.View Press Coverage