According to the Family and Youth Services Bureau, 38% of domestic violence survivors will experience homelessness at some point.
Domestic violence is actually one of the leading causes of homelessness, especially among women and children.
Among these homeless women and children are a group of Girl Scouts living in New York City shelters, Troop 6000.
This Girl Scout Troop, created in 2017, meets weekly across the five boroughs to provide the ultimate Girl Scout experience for those living in the system.
The girls take part in fun activities that help them build community, make new friends and earn badges, in addition to navigating homelessness.
Even as they transition to permanent housing, the scouts and their families are provided with unconditional support, educational resources, personal care items and other life necessities to help them thrive. So, when you purchase from a Troop 6000 member, all proceeds from their delicious cookies help purchase more uniforms, field trips and other life-changing resources for the scouts.
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