Family shelters provide services for families and individuals who need shelter and a safe place to go. These services are provided to those that are in an emergency situation and have nowhere left to turn. Family shelters do not discriminate against people depending on their situation and the reasons why they need emergency shelter. The type of people they help range from full families that simply cannot afford to house themselves, all the way to single mothers who have no support system and cannot work because they have no one to take care of their child. Once accepted within the family shelter, the shelter tries to help the individuals back to independent living quite quickly by providing them with the care and support that they need. Furthermore, there is no maximum length that one can stay at family shelters. Some people stay overnight, and others stay for months.
Family shelters are usually funded by the government but they also take donations and private fundraising if that is available to them. Some family shelters offer further services, not just a bed to sleep on and food to eat. There are support programs and training available to those in need as well. Studies have been conducted that show the amount of homeless families in America are increasing at a frightening place so it is important that these family shelters exist to help people when they have no where left to turn. The Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes these studies and many more that help us understand how and why these individuals have no place to live.
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