Homelessness is a problem for every country, every state, every county, and yes, even right here in our community. Check out the numbers below:
According to The National Alliance to End Homelessness, there were about 564,708 homeless persons on a given night in the United States in January of 2015.
206,282 were a part of a family, while 358,422 were by themselves and, of these, 47,725 were veterans.
According to Maryland's Interagency Council on Homelessness, there was a 6% increase in the number of homeless individuals between 2015 and 2016, from 27,764 to 29,670. Of those counted in 2015, about 79% were sheltered and almost 40% were in family units.
Of the veterans, there were 520 homeless vets, 89% sheltered.
10% of the homeless population are fleeing domestic violence.
According to the Homeless Management Information System, there were about 1,220 homeless individuals between October of 2015 and the end of September 2016. Of those, about 33% were in families.
About 11% of the individuals in emergency shelters were veterans.
How to Reach Our Community
Everyday, HALO reaches out to touch the lives of those in our community who need the Love of Jesus Christ the most. Please follow these links to learn more about the work of our various programs: Cafe, Day Facility, Emergency Shelters for Men and Women and Children, Journey of Hope, Standing in the Gap, Thrift Ministry, and Youth-at-Risk.