The United Nations estimates that there are 150 million street children globally
Not every child receives the chance to enjoy a safe and loving childhood. 1/3 of street children are in our region throughout the Americas and Caribbean. Without proper attention and outreach, these numbers will continue to climb.
Poverty, family instability, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, the death of a parent, and other socio-economic pressures force destitute children to seek out living on the streets. These streets are a dangerous place for children. A child who sleeps on the street endures untold suffering just to survive.