On any given night nearly 1,900 people are homeless

in greater Long Beach

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The face of homelessness is changing here.

• More and more people struggle to afford housing in our community.
• More and more people live below the poverty line.
• More and more women with children are escaping domestic abuse.
• More and more people with mental illness are living on the streets.
• More and more families who describe themselves as “living on the edge” of poverty & homelessness.

We want to change that. And we need YOUR help. Just look at these sobering stats…

Homelessness

In The Long Beach Area

129,972

At 129,972 people, California has the highest rate of unsheltered homeless (68.9%)

29.2%

29.2% of homeless families in Long Beach have no form of shelter

93.7%

93.7% of homeless individuals in Long Beach have no form of shelter

50%

Over 50% of homeless individuals reported struggling with substance abuse and/or mental illness.

*Stats are from the 2018 Homeless Assessment Report to Congress from HUD

We’re working to change homelessness in greater Long Beach.

HERE’S HOW…

250000

nourishing meals served each year

60000

nights of safe shelter for men, women & children

65

men & women enrolled in our New Life Program on average

16872

items of clothing distributed to those in need annually

52495

hours of counseling & learning center courses annually

Here’s how YOU can help!

A hot meal for a homeless man, woman or child is just $2.20!

Your $50.60 donation will provide about 23 hot, nourishing meals.

Give today to help with meals & care. Give monthly to help all year.