Research indicates that 81% of the total homeless population will enter and exit a shelter quickly. This population of homeless individuals and families have experienced a life-altering event such as job loss, natural disaster, divorce, abuse, or medical condition that drives them to homelessness.
Typically, these homeless individuals and families merely need a second chance to get their feet back on the ground, attain self-sufficiency, and move quickly toward acquiring some sort of permanent housing.
They need a temporary home to regroup, catch their breath and rebuild their lives. Families have become a growing segment of the homeless population due to unforeseen job loss or health care issues. In our efforts to end homelessness, HomeAid Northern California supports the building and remodeling of shelters and facilities that offer counseling, job training and support to rebuild lives.
Unlike any time in America's history, today's homeless are primarily women, children, and families. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of today's homeless are not the people seen on the street, but those without a place to live due to unforeseen life circumstances.
HomeAid Northern California primarily focuses on the "Invisible Homeless" who are without a place to live due to unforeseen life circumstances. Unlike any time in America's history, today's transitionally homeless are primarily women, children, and families. A few examples of who we serve are:
Homelessness causes social and academic delays in children, separates families, and increases costs for healthcare, prison, foster care and other systems. Homelessness is on the rise due to the current economic crisis, particularly among seniors and families with children. This population of homeless people need a temporary home to regroup, catch their breath, and rebuild their lives.
HomeAid's Tiny Homes Project is complete with the construction of 6 tiny homes for people experiencing homelessness.
If HomeAid Northern California offers to help your nonprofit build or remodel a housing project, Rev. Dana Bainbridge of San Jose has some advice for you.