Give the Gift of Home to a Local Child This Holiday Season.
Growing up in a decent, affordable home can have a powerful effect on children. Studies draw a straight line between the quality, location and affordability of housing and a child’s ability to thrive.
On the other hand, low-quality housing — often accompanied by pests, poor ventilation, lack of heat and other detrimental factors — has been strongly linked to physical health problems for children.
In addition, the stress that parents experience due to living in poor conditions can translate into emotional and behavioral problems in their children. Children whose families are forced to move frequently in search of better, more affordable living situations often struggle academically and emotionally. When parents pay too much for a place to live they must deplete financial resources that otherwise could be invested in their children’s health, education, and futures.
Consider supporting Habitat for Humanity of Horry County and ensure that every child has a decent place to call home.