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About the Issues

  • More than 1 in 3 women will be in an abusive relationship in their lifetimes, 1 in 3 men will be in an abusive relationship in their lifetime, and 1 in 2 trans or nonbinary people will be in an abusive relationship in their lifetime.
  • Intimate partner violence is a leading cause of homelessness, especially among women and families.
  • Adults and children in families make up about 30 percent of the homeless population.
  • Learn more about the issues.



Children’s Books

On topics related to healthy relationships:

On homelessness:

  • Home by Tonya Lippert PhD
  • Mango’s Quest by Ralph da Costa Nunez with Robyn Schwartz
  • Cooper’s Tale by Ralph da Costa Nunez with Willow Schrager
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
  • A Place to Stay: A Shelter Story by Erin Gunti
  • A Shelter in Our Car by Monica Gunning
  • Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting

On being a good neighbor:

  • Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer
  • Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
  • Stone Soup, a folk tale retold by many authors
  • The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth
  • Many Shapes of Clay: A Story of Healing by Kenesha Sneed
  • Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids and Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy by Carol McCloud
  • The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

On race, gender, and equity:

  • Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli
  • Being You: A First Conversation About Gender by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli
  • Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder

For Adults

  • See list of books related to healthy relationships and violence prevention
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
  • Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land