Over 2 million people will experience homelessness over the next year.
Over 400,000 veterans experience homelessness over any given year.
On a given night, there are an estimated 200,000 veterans who are homeless.
In Virginia, there are an estimated 850 homeless veterans on a given night.
In Richmond, there are an estimated 200 homeless veterans on a given night.
Heroes Helping Heroes has a mission to end homelessness for veterans. Our programs foster the skills necessary for every veteran to create a positive return in their community and live as independently as possible. Heroes Helping Heroes provides the following program and services for homeless veterans:
- Transitional and Supportive Housing
- Education Assistance
- Job Training
- Employment Assistance
- Holistic Enhancement Life Program (HELP)
Our programs foster the skills necessary for every veteran to create a positive return in their community and live as independently as possible.
NAEH Releases Homelessness Counts Report
On January 13, the Homelessness Research Institute (HRI) at the National Alliance to End Homelessness released Homelessness Counts: Changes in Homelessness from 2005 to 2007. This report serves as a follow up to the Homelessness Counts report released in 2007, which set a national baseline on homelessness. It analyzes changes from 2005 to 2007, looking more closely at changes at the state level and among specific subpopulations. Homelessness declined nationally by 10 percent, from 744,313 in 2005 to 671,859 in 2007. There were notable declines among subpopulations, as well: chronic homelessness decreased by 28 percent, family homelessness fell by 18 percent, and unsheltered homelessness diminished by 13 percent. However, while there were decreases nationally during that time period, 36 percent of states and 44 percent of communities experienced increases in their homeless populations.
The Alliance anticipates that the worsening economic crisis is adversely impacting homelessness in many communities and will lead to higher point-in-time counts in January 2009, though the report reveals that progress had been made between 2005 and 2007 toward ending homelessness among specific subpopulations and in certain states over the two-year period. As a supplement to this report, the Alliance released a paper projecting that 1.5 million additional Americans could become homeless over the next two years without further intervention.
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