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Homelessness is the circumstance when people are without a permanent dwelling, such as a house or apartment. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing.
In just numbers, 564,708 people in the U.S. are homeless. According to a recent report, over half a million people were living on the streets, in cars, in homeless shelters, or in subsidized transitional housing during a one-night national survey last January 2018. At Kindness360 we are committed to reducing the homeless population in our local community, La Porte, Indiana, by 30% in 3 years, and ending the homelessness crisis in La Porte by 2030.
Volunteers and staff are gearing up to prevent and end homelessness through a range of support services including eviction prevention, emergency services, transitional housing and permanent affordable housing. Once we engage homeless individuals, including youth and other citizens, we stay with them for as long as it takes to return them to self-sufficiency.
Sometimes we can reach out to homeless persons through our volunteer street outreach services and if we engage with a homeless person, youth and families, we would like to provide assistance that ranges from paying a deposit to offering permanent supportive housing so that people with disabilities can become stable and productive members of their communities. In 2017, with limited funds, we helped 3 homeless individuals.
Our goals for 2018 are to:
- Begin and maintain an emergency shelter, the first of its kind, in La Porte.
- Enlist community support and take action to build and maintain long-term housing for disable vets and others.
- Develop and implement a plan for transitional housing for those released from prison.