Each year, an increasing number of families across America struggle to find living wage jobs, and as a result more and more families find themselves experiencing episodic or chronic homelessness. Children are most acutely impacted by this experience.
A patch program, called "A Heart for the Homeless" teaches girls about the issues facing homeless families in their communities. The children explore ideas as to how they can help families and kids in need.
In the past 3 years, nearly 300 Girl Scout troops and over 3,100 girls from New York to Hawaii earned the patch. Click here to learn about all the details of "A Heart for the Homeless" patch program.