Things to Know About Family Shelters
Family shelters provide a place to stay for people that have nowhere else to turn. Whether you are an individual or a family of four, the shelter provides a roof over your head and some other services to not only make you feel safe but to get you back up and running as soon as possible so you can go back out on your own and live independently quickly. Although there are many services in place to help you with this transition, maximum length of stay varies at these shelters.
The rate of poverty is unfortunately growing in the United States and as a result, more family shelters are being built in urban areas across the country. There are many studies that have been done by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that show the continual rise of these poverty rates which obviously underline the growing need of government funding for these shelters. It is incredibly important that these shelters are around in the event that people find themselves in a dire situation.
Organizations That Help The Homeless
YWCA is the oldest women’s organization in the United States, it successfully advocates of women’s and civil rights in Congress, also it provides a safe environment for women and girls to go to in times of need.
The Salvation Army is a social service organization and a religious group who, through social service programs, helps fight sin and despair. Through working with the Christian Church, the Salvation Army has helped children, women, elderly men, addicts and family’s through tough times for more than 130 years.
Citygate Network offer services to everyone, no matter what their age, race, religion, color, or origin may be.
Feeding America is a hunger relief charity and it is the leading one in the United States. They provide food assistance for over 25 million low-income people across the country including children and seniors.