The Situation Nationally:
- In 2011 approximately 700,000 people were identified as homeless in the United States.
This did not include the approximate 7,000,000 “double-up” population – people who live with friends, family or other nonrelatives for
- More than 1.6 million children, or 1 in 45, are homeless annually in America
- There are not enough facilities and programs available to support the need nationwide and the ones that do exist only provide a place to live with no programs to teach the skills needed for women to become self-sufficient.
The Solution Locally:
- Provide homeless Women and their children a stable, healthy living environment while developing the necessary skills to become self-sufficient.
- Do this by using a program that combines the Housing First Model with the Continuum of Care Model based on client needs.
•150 to 200 spaces for:
–Mothers with children
–Intact families in crisis
•6-12 acres of land with room to provide recreational areas for the children
•Expanded facilities will allow us to increase our support of female veterans