Friday, October 30, 2009

Nine out of 10 homeless persons can be helped

Orange County Register
October 30, 2009

The "transitionally homeless" is estimated at being the largest number of the current homeless population, and this group includes families, single moms and kids. Many are experiencing homelessness for the first time as a direct result of the economy.

According to statistics, these folks have the highest potential for self-reliance. With tools such as transitional shelter, along with job training and placement and assistance in finding low-cost permanent housing, they thrive. Larry from Mercy House says, "There's a 90 percent success rate in getting folks moved into permanent housing and income that exceeds their expenses by providing these services."

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