Rapid Re-Housing Can End Homelessness
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Rapid Re-Housing Can End Homelessness

Rapid re-housing has the potential to end homelessness by connecting individuals and families to home and services quickly. Rapid re-housing provides homeless individuals with short-term rental housing assistance and services. The goal of this solution is to help obtain housing quickly that promotes individuals self-sufficiency and helps them stay housed....
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Community Wide Approach to Ending Homelessness
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Community Wide Approach to Ending Homelessness

A very important factor of ending homelessness is coming together as a community to find solutions to this dreadful problem. A coordinated, community-wide approach can develop services, housing and programs to address homelessness. This community-wide approach is often referred to as a coordinated systems approach. Rather than one community having multiple individual...
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Racial Disparities in the Homeless Population
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Racial Disparities in the Homeless Population

Among homeless populations in the United States, minority groups, such as African American and Indigenous people, are shown to experience homelessness at higher rates than others. There is a large disparity that can be seen among African Americans. Although African Americans represent 13% of the general population, they account for 39% of the...
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United States Healthcare and it’s Impact on the Homeless Population

United States Healthcare and it’s Impact on the Homeless Population

Homelessness is often thought of as a problem that is caused from lack of employment, addiction, or mental health. Have you ever thought of how physical healthcare may impact someone’s chances of becoming homeless? Bad health is a cause and also a result of homelessness.  Many Americans find themselves homeless due...
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Homelessness in America

Homelessness in America

Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, there are an estimated 553,742 homeless people in America. A vast majority (66 percent) of this population live in a shelter or transitional housing. Unfortunately, that leaves 34 percent of homeless people in America live in a place that is...
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Myths Vs Reality

Myths Vs Reality

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Summer Vacation’s Impact on the Homeless

Summer Vacation’s Impact on the Homeless

The time of year that most kids are excited for is summer vacation; No more long school days, homework, or studying. You’d think everyone would enjoy the summer days. Not exactly.   Summer break isn’t a break for families living in poverty or for those that are homeless. These kids from low income families no longer get 40 hours...
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Homeless in the Summer

Homeless in the Summer

It’s easy to assume that it’s “easier” to be homeless in the summer months, however, can you imagine having no place to go with the climbing heat? The heat makes the homeless vulnerable to dehydration, extreme sunburn, and other heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses can occur when a person’s body is unable to compensate for the...
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Homeless Children in America

Homeless Children in America

Homeless Children When you see homeless people on the street, it’s not often you see children. It’s usually one or two people on the crossroad or corner asking for money or food, but there are more homeless kids than people realize. Homeless children are just like any other kids, except...
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What Defines Being Homeless?

What Defines Being Homeless?

Did you know that on a single night in 2020, 580,466 people experienced homelessness in the United States? That's an increase of 12,751 people from 2019. You may wonder, what exactly classifies you as being homeless? Well, according to the HUD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the...
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First Round of Donations go out to Baker Memorial Church

First Round of Donations go out to Baker Memorial Church

The first round of donations has gone out to help the homeless community of St Charles, IL. We are thrilled to be able to make an impact and look forward to seeing what we will be able to do in the future.
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