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Facts About Homelessness

In Montgomery County, one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, there are over 1,004 homeless people.*

  • 638 adult individuals and 366 people in families.
  • 143 unsheltered individuals and no unsheltered families.
  • 228 individuals are chronically homeless.

Homeless individuals are assisted through various providers including Montgomery County and Shepherd’s Table. They are housed both in emergency and transitional housing in the hopes that permanent housing is eventually obtained. Shepherd’s Table is pleased to be at the beginning of the Continuum of Care, offering basic human services and providing a strong safety net for people experiencing homelessness.

In the greater DC region, there are an estimated 11,547 homeless persons, and in the USA, an estimated 636,017 homeless persons.

In Montgomery County:

146 individuals experience (CSA) Chronic Substance Abuse  98 individuals have a physical disability
174 individuals have (SMI) a Serious Mental Illness  231 individuals are victims of domestic violence
184 individuals have a chronic health problem  104 individuals have limited English

Supportive Partners in the Fight Against

Homelessness in Montgomery County and Washington D.C.

Montgomery County Crisis Center, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/programindex/crisisservicesindex.html

The Crisis Center provides service to Montgomery County residents experiencing an emotional, crisis, or mental health problems. A continuum of services to homeless families and adults include emergency shelter, transitional and supportive housing.

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, mcch.net

MCCH is the leading organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Montgomery County. MCCH leads a strong coalition and collaborative efforts among the homeless providers in Montgomery County.

Interfaith Works of Montgomery County, iworksmc.org

Interfaith Works mission is to pursue social justice with an emphasis on identifying and meeting the needs of the poor by leading and engaging Montgomery County’s faith communities in service, education, and advocacy. Community Vision, a program of Interfaith Works, is housed in Progress Place along with Shepherd’s Table, providing for a strong partnership with Shepherd’s Table.

National Alliance to End Homelessness,  endhomelessness.org

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and recommends pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. They work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives. They provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.

National Coalition for the Homeless, nationalhomeless.org

National Coalition for the Homeless is an advocacy organization working to end homelessness.

We are grateful for the individuals, groups, and organizations that join together to make the work of Shepherd’s Table possible. Because of your kindness and giving, our mission is accomplished every day of the year. We thank you for remembering the most vulnerable members of our community by helping us both meet their needs with compassion, and serve them with dignity.

*Point in Time Survey January 2013

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