You may be surprised who our clients really are:
Last year we provided nearly 53,000 shelter nights, spread among approximately 1,500 individuals and 500 families. Those to whom we provided shelter represent four different types of clients: Those who were not involved in our program, rather only stayed overnight for one or more nights in the 'Overflow' shelter; those who stayed for four nights during entry to our program or for other reasons; Residents enrolled and participating in our formal program; and families. You can see from the graph below, that by far the majority were residents and families. Our client population is fairly consistent over the years with 65% males and 35% females.
Another statistic that surprises many people is that three quarters of our Residents have completed high school or the equivalent. This helps in finding jobs and integration into the community. It should be noted that some of our clients are already employed and need help in transition from one living situation to another.