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Services and Shelters for the Homeless

Shelters and various services offered to help the homeless.Also includes statistics on the homeless.
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shelley holland

on 30 April 2010

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Statistics The fastest growing population of homeless people is families. In 2007 23% of families were homeless. 1.1 million families fall into the catergory of deep poverty. What are some of the immediate needs of the homeless? Food Shelter Clean clothing Healthcare Wichita Childrens Home has a program for teens 16-21 who are homeless and in need of shelter. Teens are taught the skills needed to take care of themselves. In phase two of the program teens are given there own apartments. Call 316-681-8164
The Lords Diner 520 N. Broadway
Serving dinner from 5:30 - 7:30
7 days a week, 365 days a year. Bums, Derlicts, Addicts, Losers, Sterotypes.. Single mothers Veterns Working Poor Mentally Ill Elderly Children Abused Teens Neighbor Interfaith Ministries
Provides emergency shelter, permanet housing, The Kansas Benefit Bank-helping secure multiple benefits applications. Mentoring, friendship and faith guidance offered. Located at 829 N. Market 316-264-3519 The Salvation Army has an emergency
lodge that house families or women for up to 14 days providing a case worker who assess the clinets situation and helps clinets prpare to reenter society with better cop[ing skills and the community resources needed to take care of themselves and their families. There is also a program for sinlge women and homeless families where these same skills and taught and community resoures are secured for successful reentery to society, this program has a two year limit. Call 316-263-2196 located at 250 N Market. The Salvation army also offers financial assistance, food, clothing, back to school clothing and supplies, winter clothing and Christmas Help. Empathy Runaways ADDITIONAL SERVICES Hunter Health Clinic
Medical and limited dental Servies
Substance Abuse, cultural and Social services
Transportation
Prescription help
2318 E Central
269-0677 Homeless Services and Shelters by Shelley Holland On any given night in America, anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million people are homeless, according to estimates of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.

According to a December, 2000 report of the US Conference of Mayors:

* single men comprise 44 percent of the homeless, single women 13 percent, families with children 36 percent, and unaccompanied minors seven percent.
* the homeless population is about 50 percent African-American, 35 percent white, 12 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Native American and 1 percent Asian.

According to the 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients (NSHAPC):

* single homeless individuals in 1996 reported an average income of $348 during the last 30 days, about 51 percent of the 1996 federal poverty level of $680/month for one person.
* 28 percent said they sometimes or often do not get enough to eat, compared with 12 percent of poor American adults.
* 44 percent did paid work during the past month.
* 21 percent received income from family members or friends.
* 66 percent of the homeless have problems with alcohol, drug abuse, or mental illness.
* 22 percent have been physically assaulted.
* 7 percent have been sexually assaulted.
* 38 percent say someone stole money or things directly from them.
* 30 percent have been homeless for more than two years.

http://www.policyalmanac.org/social_welfare/homeless.shtml 4/29/2010 Comfort Socks is a 501(c)3 public charity that collects new socks from individuals, schools, companies, and apparel manufacturers. We then distribute the socks to non-profit organizations that serve homeless people and families. Our mission is simple - Comfort- It just feels good to put on a new pair of socks, and we believe this warm and comfortable feeling can help to ease the pain of someone who feels lost or forgotten by this world. Comfort Socks stretches its service to homeless shelters coast to coast across America. We welcome volunteers and encourage sock drives and donations. Please keep us in your prayers and on your donation

list -
http://www.comfortsocksonline.org/ Additional Shelters and organizations offering services such as food, clothing, shelter, vocational training and educational opportunities
Catholic Charities
Messiahs' Branch
Union Rescue Mission
Gerard House-Home for pregnant Teens
Dress for Success
Forever Crowned Ministries-Former Offenders
Project Access- Medical care for non-insured
Good Samaritian health clinic, also has a mobile clinic





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