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Homelessness: A statistics Snapshot Courtesy of The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention. The Causes of Homelessness . • Lack of affordable housing • Low wages • Youth aging out of foster care • Domestic violence • Substance abuse • Mental illness

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Homelessness: A statistics Snapshot

Courtesy of TheCoalition for Homelessness

Intervention and Prevention


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The Causes of Homelessness

•Lack of affordable housing

•Low wages

•Youth aging out of foster care

•Domestic violence

•Substance abuse

•Mental illness

•Prisoner reintegration


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The Homeless Population in Indianapolis

•6,000 – 10,000 of our neighbors will experience homelessness over the course of a year.

•44,000 families are at-risk of becoming homeless.

•26% of homeless people in Indianapolis live in families with children.

•Approximately 20% of our homeless have been victims of domestic violence.

Nationally, women with children are the fastest growing demographic among the homeless


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The Homeless Population in Indianapolis

•More than 30% have drug and/or alcohol problems.

•30% have been affected by domestic violence.

•13% are veterans.

•Nearly 30% struggle with a serious mental illness.


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Homelessness and Children/Youth

According to the Institute for Children and Poverty:

•Homeless children are twice as likely to repeat a grade in school.

•Over half of homeless students transfer schools each year. Of these, two-thirds transfer multiple times.

•One in ten homeless students misses at least a month of school each year.

•Homeless children are twice as likely not to be enrolled in preschool.

•The average homeless child in America is only 6 years old.


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Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Research shows that youth aging out of foster care:

•Have low education and employment experience;

•Have high incidence of mental and physical health and substance abuse issues;

•Have high likelihood to be involved with legal system.


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Domestic Violence and Homelessness

  • Domestic violence is a leading cause of poverty and homelessness among women.

  • Approximately 35,000 families experience domestic violence each year in Indianapolis.

  • An estimated 700 local families may experience homelessness due to domestic violence each year.


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The Cost of Homelessness

  • Increased use of emergency medical care, mental health services and the correctional system.

  • Connection between homelessness and poor health.

  • Poor educational attainment.

  • Loss of productivity.


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Family Shelters:

Catholic Charities Indianapolis – Holy Family Shelter

Dayspring Center

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Queen of Peace Shelter

Wheeler Mission Ministries – Care Center

Battered Women Shelters:

A Better Way

Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Julian Center

Quest for Excellence – Women in Need Growing Strong

Salvation Army Social Service Center

Shelter Wings Center for Women


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Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Response:

  • Training for housing providers regarding special issues surrounding dv and homelessness.

  • Raise awareness among policy makers and general public.

  • Resource development.


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