To learn more about homelessness and poverty, visit:

Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty
A non-partisan research organization focusing on homelessness and poverty, especially in Southern California.

Institute for Children and Poverty
An independent research and policy think tank based in New York City that conducts national research on the causes of family homelessness, the demographics of this growing population, and the programs most effective in assisting homeless families to transition to stability and self-sufficiency.

National Center for Homeless Education
The organization provides numerous resources on homelessness and education for homeless children and youth, links to other organizations that work with homelessness issues, and a variety of other information and resources on homeless children and youth.

National Center on Family Homelessness  (previously The Better Homes Fund)
This is a non-profit organization working towards long-term solutions that help homeless families become self-supporting and active participants in community life.
National Coalition for the Homeless
This is a national advocacy network of homeless persons, activities, service providers and others committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and technical assistance. There are also links to local state and national homeless/housing organizations.

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Ten Ways to Help the Homeless
Want to do something to help the homeless right now? Here are ten ways that the City of Seattle, Washington suggest:

To learn more about schizophrenia, visit:

The National Institute of Mental Health