According to the Community Shelter Board, the emergency shelter system served 4,005 men and 1,310 women in FY 2014. Eight percent of the adults served by the emergency shelter system were veterans.
Each person who experiences homelessness has his or her own story, experiences and reasons for being in his or her current situation. However, the most common are loss of job, lack of a livable wage, drug and/or alcohol abuse, mental illness and domestic violence. More and more homeless men and women are working full time jobs but do not generate enough income to afford a home as there is a wide gap in affordable housing choices and entry-level income.
At Faith Mission, each person who comes to our door is treated as an individual and with dignity and respect. We appreciate your support as we help our clients to once again become self-sufficient.