Nearly 55 percent of Florida’s homeless population are children who are either living in or near poverty, or in households that are one missed paycheck or lost job away from not being able to meet basic needs. With 20% of Florida children actually living in poverty, Florida ranks in the bottom 15 states (35th in the nation). The majority of these children (71%) are Black or Latino . Children living in poverty are more vulnerable to low academic achievement, dropping out of school, abuse and neglect, behavioral and socioemotional problems, physical health problems, and developmental delays.

According to the Federal Reserve, 41% of adults nationwide would be unable to pay for an unexpected $400 emergency expense. Altogether, one-third of adults are either unable to pay their bills or are one modest financial setback away from financial hardship.​

Here are the 10 states with the most homeless people:

California (151,278)

New York (92,091)

Florida (28,328)

Texas (25,848)

Washington (21,577)

Massachusetts (18,471)

Oregon (15,876)

Pennsylvania (13,199)

Georgia (10,443)

Ohio (10,345)

Thank you to our partners who continue to help us serve our community 

29% of our population is our Homeless youth

H2R Success Story: Quintesha Jones  came to our center over 7 months ago as a Homeless mother of 3. She was working at a low paying job as she was putting herself through nursing school. We supplied her with food , clothing, resume, tolietries, gas cards, blankets and 2 week rent for her hotel. We connected her with Adventist Health represenative, where she is now employed , is in transitional housing, and well on her way to self sufficiency. 

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