Health & Family Economic Justice

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Children thrive when they are healthy, eat nutritious food and have a safe place to call home.

Homeless children: Hawaii has the highest homeless rate in the nation. Almost 25% of the homeless in Hawaii are children (2017 Point in Time Count).
Unstable housing:  Many of our families may not be living on the street or the beach, but they don’t have permanent housing because they are staying with friends and family.  Moving frequently often disrupts a child's academic achievement.
High cost of housing for families:  38% of all households with kids and 67% of low-income households with kids in Hawaii pay more than 30% of their income for housing (Kids Count).
Food insecurity: 16% of Hawaii's children live in households that were food insecure at some point during the past year (Kids Count).
Access to healthcare: Children in rural communities do not have equitable access to preventative care or specialty services.