Quick Facts

  • Homeless women sitting on bench

    Female veterans who were homeless in 2010

    This has doubled since 2006 according to estimates in a recent GAO report.  Many of the women live with their minor children.

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    Children living with one parent in 2009

    Learn about health and safety outcomes of children, with state rankings and family stories, in 2011 Kids Count Data Book, published by the Annie E.

  • Response & Recovery Efforts for 34 Disasters in 2011

    OHSEPR participated in response and recovery efforts for 34 presidentially declared disasters in 21 U.S. states and territories, including earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires and severe winter storms in 2011.

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    Among Head Start preschool-age children, 85% received preventive dental care and 87% have completed a professional dental examination during the 2011-2012 program year.

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    At the end of the 2011-2012 program year: 95% of Head Start children had health insurance; 96% had a medical home; and 96% had appropriate immunizations;

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    In 2012, 12% of Head Start children had disabilities, and 99% of these children received special services.

  • boy resting head on pregnant stomach

    Through Early Head Start, more than 16,000 pregnant women received services to support the health and development of their babies in 2012.

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    Head Start programs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six territories.

  • woman teacher with kids around a table

    In 2012, 30% of Head Start participants spoke a language other than English at home, representing more than 140 languages.

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