Homeless Shelters

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Homeless Shelters

Homeless Shelters

Homeless shelters are a place where people who have fallen on hard times and who are unfortunate not to have a place to live can temporarily stay. Homeless shelters are a great place for people who do not have a home to come and stay for a short period of time while they try and get back on their feet. These shelters are open to everyone who needs support and they do not discriminate based on the specific situation of the person. There are different reasons to go to homeless shelters – a common reason is that a lot of homeless people cannot stay where they sleep at night during the day. Some of these shelters also have other services like soup kitchens, skills and job training, support groups and substance abuse treatment.

These homeless shelters are usually funded by local governments and operate as a non-profit agency. Some are even associated with churches or municipal governments. There are many different homeless shelters located mostly in urban areas. This growing number is to combat the increasing percentage of homeless people in America. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has completed recent studies showing that almost five million American households that are considered to be low-income are paying over half of their income to rent alone. This leads these families to be at a higher risk of becoming homeless and this also leads them to develop health problems and unpaid bills.

Supporting Organizations

The Salvation Army is a religious and social service organization and was founded more than 130 years ago by William Booth. It is a branch of the Christian Church and is dedicated to fight the battle against sin and despair. Its social services programs assist children, elderly men and women, families, and those battling addiction.

Gospel Rescue Missions offer to help the homeless and other people in need. All services are provided regardless of race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

Department of Veterans Affairs offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans. Although limited to veterans and their dependents, its programs constitute the largest integrated network of homeless treatment and assistance services in the country.

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger relief charity. Its network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

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