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Why We Chose Homelessness Homelessness is becoming a larger problem in San Antonio. Homelessness has affected our friends and family. Homelessness is something that can happen unexpectedly to anyone.
Close to Home The number of homeless in the United States has decreased by 30% from 2005 to 2007. However, there are still about 750,000 people without a home every night in the United States.
The number of homeless children in Texas, is more than 337,000. --State Report of Child Homelessness, March 2009 The amount of families in San Antonio seeking shelter has increased 20% since 2007. --Salvation Army Emergency Shelter
It’s a Small World After All! Although chronic homelessness represents a small share of the overall homeless population, chronically homeless people use up more than 50 percent of the services. - National Alliance to End Homelessness
The number of homeless people is greatest in Africa and Asia. Around the world, homelessness is more common among men than women. Today, the world's cities are filled with up to 100 million people living in sprawling slum settlements without water, sewage, garbage collection, heating/cooling or electricity.
Here and Now Homeless World Cup The Haven For Hope The Veterans Affairs Association The SAMM Shelter
Every single night, about 750,000 people are without a home. - Chicago Alliance
Ana Esparza “This experience has taught me so many things. I’ve learned how to work in a group productively, and I have been introduced to people who’s lives and living situations are completely different from mine.”
Elizabeth Santiago “Although I have had my own personal experience with homelessness, everyone has a different story to tell and each is just as important and eye opening as the next.”
Ian Solano “This project changed how I look at homelessness. At first I thought it was simply not having a home, but now I know it is much more than that.”
Rachel Smith “I certainly got a lot out of this project. Going to the SAMM Shelter was an amazing experience that I got great things out of. Helping these people opened my eyes to new ways of thinking that I will never forget. I really hope to continue serving my community.”
Amaris Maydon “I think that everyone already covered everything. But there was this one time that I was very mad and frustrated with everyone, then while I was driving home there was this homeless guy that had a sign, and I realized that this was what my group members, and I were working to help.”