3.5 million homeless

When you meet a homeless person

You meet a homeless person and you want to help. Where do you start?


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the homeless crisis

“Homeless. Hungry. God bless.” Do you look away or hand over cash?

Why is now the time?

So much good has occurred. God has blessed our work – protecting us from serious mistakes and providing everything we need, but we see signs of slippage. Even though 2017-18 was a successful season, we started the year lacking shelters (17 out of 21), we shuffled registrars at mid-year, and there were bus issues several nights.  Plus, we saw the same guests staying multiple nights without taking steps to improve. We care about our guests so we want to help them find stable housing. We can do better, and now is the time to start.

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Homelessness Statistics

3.5 million people homeless

There are currently 3.5 million people that experience homelessness in a given year in the United States alone.

600,000 homeless every night

Almost 600,000 men, women, and children are homeless each night in the United States.

Over 8,000 people a night experience homelessness in Tennessee

Each and every night somewhere in the state of Tennessee 8,000+ people will experience homelessness.

Over 100 people in Compassionate Hands shelters last winter

In 2017-18, 79 men and 22 women spent at least one night in a Compassionate Hands shelter.

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