There are an estimated 553,742 people in the United States experiencing homelessness on a given night, according to the most recent national point-in-time estimate (January 2017). This represents a rate of approximately 17 people experiencing homelessness per every 10,000 people in the general population.
Reasons for Homelessness:
Homeless due to illness or mental illness.
Homeless because of family issues or burning bridges.
Homeless because of substance abuse.
Homeless because of incarceration (prison or local jails).
Homelessness because of prison reentry and/or accountability court.
Homeless because there were evicted.
Homeless because of loss of employment.
Homeless because of relocation.
Homeless because of domestic violence.
Homeless because of overcrowded conditions.
Homelessness happens to real people, it's not just facts and figures. It’s real people out on the street; it’s real people staying at the shelter every night; it’s real people sleeping out in the campsites. It can happen to anyone, so they share their stories to anyone willing to stop and listen.
Transitional housing is not only for the homeless, it is the next and final step for individuals coming out of rehab centers. Transitional housing facilities should offer housing, recovery (both traditional and spiritual), mentoring, employment support and most of all the chance to be a part of a Christian community and much more.
Foster The Faith was created to shed light on homelessness and the causes of it. Forsyth County Georgia is in need of more transitional and sober living environments so men are able to take the next step in getting back into society, rebuild relationships and take care of there responsibilities that is normal in everyday life. We will not be able to change homelessness in the world, but hope we can change our corner of it.
This is our community as a whole, whether you live in a nice house or not, we’re all people and we all deserve respect.