Kids in Crisis
Over the past few years the economy has impacted the United States greatly with record numbers of families falling from the middle class beyond rates of the Great Depression. Children of the Flathead Valley have been hit particularly hard.
25% of children in the U.S. are now homeless or living in poverty.
2 in 5 children in Flathead are living in food-insecure homes.
30%+ of households in Flathead are earning below poverty level income.
46% of these households have at least one adult employed full-time.
13% of households seeking food assistance report the primary wage earner has more than one job.
$22,000 and below is the household income considered poverty by the U.S. government.
87% of homeless children polled feel they are a financial burden on their parents and the reason they can no longer afford a home.