A 2018 California State University survey of more than 24,000 students found that nearly one in 10 had experienced homelessness, and more than 40 percent had struggled with food insecurity.
Dr. Rashida Crutchfield is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. Michelson, M.D., is founder and co-chair of the Michelson 20MM Foundation. Both live in Los Angeles.
This op-ed was originally published by The San Diego Union-Tribune