Helping Homeless Parents Help Their Children Gets Results

Advocates say helping parents in distress help their kids can make a huge difference in the academic performance of those children in school.

Parents who are recent immigrants or find themselves homeless are under a great deal of stress, and often have difficulty focusing on the needs of their young children.

Sarah Benjamin, coordinator of the North Fork Parent-Child Home Program on Long Island, says providing support to parents and their children in times of stress is critical.

“We see the parent maybe start not knowing reading is important, or not spending time with their children,” she says. “Reading and playing and doing that every day, their children benefit by that.” Read More