Did You Know?
According to the 2016 U.S. Conference of Mayor's Report, single men currently comprise approximately 45% of the homeless population, 38% are families with children, 14% are single women, and 3% are unaccompanied youths.
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty estimated that in 2016, 1.2 million persons experienced homelessness.
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty estimated that in 1996, 1.2 million persons experienced homelessness. According to the 1996 U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Report, single men currently comprise approximately 45% of the homeless population, 38% are families with children, 14% are single women, and 3% are unaccompanied youths.
WHY ARE PEOPLE HOMELESS?
The major trends that can be responsible for the large numbers of homeless are the lack of affordable housing, history of substance abuse, inadequate wages, mental illness and insufficient jobs. In addition, low rent units are disappearing from the market, while there is a constant increase of low-income persons. Housing assistance programs were inadequate to meet the growing demand for assistance.
Eddie Washington Center 2017 Numbers:
To date, the number of men that have graduated from the Eddie Washington Center is over 1,278!
Total # that utilized services 56
Total # that entered program 45
43 men entering the program suffered from Substance abuse or depression
Average stay within the Program 3.9 months
Average time from entry to employment: 1 month (or less)
The average monthly income at the time of exit was $1,700 - $2,200 dollars. The average graduates earn $10 - $13 an hour.
100% of men who successfully graduated left the program with full-time employment, stable housing, and an average savings of, $2,580.
# that (successfully) Exited the program: 24
Maximum Capacity - 17 Men
Bed Utilization Rate - 70% - 100%