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Homeless shelters

Homeless shelters provide assistance for men, women, and children in the United States. Homelessness became a widespread social phenomenon in the 1980’s. The primary demand for homeless services is a constant need.

Homeless shelters provide the population of homeless individuals comfort in knowing that there is a place they may go to in their time of need. If you are homeless, help is available! HUD, along with many other federal agencies, funds programs to help the homeless.

There are many homeless shelters that cater to different criteria's. Many homeless shelter's provide meals, clothing, counseling, and job skills. Other homeless shelters may provide services for only men, women, teens, or families. All homeless shelter's goals are to help those that are in need.

Not so long ago, women and children were rare at rescue missions and shelters. How times have changed! Today, homeless women with children are more common than ever. According to some estimates, between 70% and 90% of homeless families in America are headed by women. Even more significant, the population of homeless families has increased by 35% since 1989."

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which includes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund to be used for homeless prevention and rapid re-housing activities.

If you know someone that is in need of a homeless shelter, assisting and supporting them with the knowledge and information that there is somewhere for them to go is a deed that will not go unnoticed.

In the map below, click on your state to find locations and more information about homeless shelters.

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