Arizona has a growing problem of children being displaced from their homes and thrust into a world of uncertainty, which can have long-term negative effects on their development and on the community.

“Over the last five years the numbers of identified students has continued to rise,” said Frank Migali, Arizona’s coordinator for homeless and refugee education.

More than 30,000 children statewide, including 5,647 in Pima County, spent at least one night outside of their home during the 2012-13 school year, Migali said.

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