By the nature of their situation, all of these children fall way behind in academic and social areas, with a high majority dropping out of school before graduating. These “children at risk” are very resilient. If given half a chance they can succeed. But left unattended, they potentially develop the habits of the adults surrounding them and become the criminal, drug abusers and vagrants of tomorrow. Homeless families are constantly on the move, sleeping in camp sites, shelters, on the streets, or in cars shifting from one temporary setting to another. Homelessness is hard on the parents but it is devastating for the children. This is especially true when considering the challenge of competing in a normal classroom setting. This culture presents a total loss of a sense of place, belonging, community, friends, all the elements necessary to healthy child development and school success. Jobs, housing, food, counseling, therapy and health care can change the lives of these parents and in turn correct the path of the children.