It's Tough Out There
In Metro Denver: 11,377 were identified as homeless
- 24% became homeless last year
- 62% include households with children
- 46% are women
- 17% are young adults
- 17% incurred a relationship or family break up
- 11% struggle with addictions
- 10% suffered domestic violence
(As revealed by the 2011 Metro Denver Homeless Initiative Point-in-Time Study)
Housing alone is not enough
Those faced with low income or homelessness often struggle with addictions, mental illness, low self-esteem and a history of physical and emotional abuse. They need more than a place to live. They need a community where they can thrive.
Addictions are like brush fires
Before you know it, they’ve destroyed your relationships, your home, your work and your dignity. It takes a “team” to extinguish them.
People need people
Without the support and encouragement of loving friends, it’s easy for those in recovery to isolate and relapse when faced with normal life challenges.