National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Nov. 16-24

Public Interest making a difference during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

By the Office on Socioeconomic Status

APA’s Office and Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) will join more than 500 schools, communities and organizations across the nation in recognizing National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week from Nov. 16-24, 2013. Co-sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is an opportunity to bring attention to and break down the stereotypes that surround the root causes of poverty at the local, national and global levels. It is also a chance to explore what constitutes “homelessness” in America and highlight the ways in which psychology and other fields can make a difference. For more information on how psychologists can play a role in addressing homelessness, please see the Report of the 2009 Presidential Task Force on Psychology’s Contribution to End Homelessness.

APA will also host a 10-day campaign on Executive Director Gwendolyn Keita’s, PhD, Twitter account. Keita will be providing information and statistics, as well as links for APA members and the general public to get involved and volunteer during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.  

Visit the Office on Socioeconomic Status website for more information, and how you might get involved in this movement.