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The bigger picture
Who does homelessness often impact?
Homelessness can impact anyone and is a complex and complicated issue. The list below mentions just a few of the groups of people who are often most impacted by homelessness.
- Youth, including LGBTQ youth, sometimes called runaway and throwaway youths
- Families, including single parents with children
- People with disabilities
- People with mental illnesses
- The elderly
Organizations that help
Below are some links to organizations who help the homeless. These websites include statistics, reports, articles, fact-sheets and additional resources.
"Homeless Youth" from National Safe Place.org
"Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety."
The Trevor Project
National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24
"We serve families, seniors, and people with special needs with the full spectrum of affordable housing, including supportive housing for the formerly homeless, transitional housing, permanent rental, and affordable homeownership opportunities."
True Colors United
"True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people."
Stand Up for Kids.org
"StandUp for Kids is a nationally recognized non-profit charity that works directly with thousands of homeless youth across the country"
"YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential."
A " leading national nonprofit addressing the issue of family homelessness"
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Find information, legislation, and more about homelessness, and housing programs for homeless veterans
Homelessness in the United States
Homelessness by State
From the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Find current statistics on this interactive map, showing the status of homeless populations across the United States
Homelessness Statistics by State
From the United States interagency Council on Homelessness
Sources on the web
Helpful homelessness-relief related organizations
Listed below are just some of the well known organizations working towards ending homelessness.
See the linked websites below for just a few of the local, King County-focused resources
Additionally, there is a Homelessness and Hunger Research Guide with information regarding finding housing and food in the King and Pierce County area. Use the link below to access this guide.