How Many Kansas City Children Lack Beds?
By Monica Starr
Families fleeing domestic violence, moving from a homeless shelter, reuniting after a period of foster care, or arriving in Kansas City hoping to find jobs all too often have no beds fro their children. We are certain that there are more than 5,000 Kansas City children every year who, because they have no bed, will sleep in the back seat of a car, on a blanket on the floor, or on a couch. The sad reality is that most families who transition from homelessness or a domestic violence shetler need much more than their finances will cover. Beds come after a roof and food.