Here at SHERRY'S ARK we are driven by a single goal:
ending homelessness once and for all!
In the January 2019 report The State of Homelessness, there were over 553,000 people experiencing some kind of homelessness in the United States. Nearly 40,000 of those were veterans. While these numbers show a general decline in the homeless population the last few years, particularly for our veterans, the amount of poor people reporting a ‘doubled-up’ living condition (the living condition most often associated with imminent homelessness) was seven million, a 52% increase from the year 2007.
With the uncertainty that lies ahead for the poor in the United States, it is very likely the number of homeless will rise due a number of factors: rising housing costs, wage stagnation, increase in the cost of education, and removal of medical benefits for families living on the poverty line.
One thing that isn’t uncertain is that if you’re a veteran returning from conflict, you have a much greater chance of becoming homeless, particularly if you are male. However, as more women become an integral part of America’s combat forces, they too are experiencing higher rates of homelessness.