70,000 in New York50,000 in Los Angeles25,000 in Chicago10,000-15,000 in D.C.
60,000 go homelessthroughout the course of oneyear in Chicago12,000-15,000 in any givennight are homeless38% of the homelesspopulation are families withchildren27% of homeless of thehomeless are under the ageof 18
1 Peter 4:7 (The Message) Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be Gods words; if help, let it be Gods hearty help. That way, Gods bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and hell get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!
“…the Lord is close to theThe Spirit of the Lord is upon me, brokenhearted”because he hath anointed me topreach the gospel to the poor; (Psalm 34:18)he hath sent me to heal thebrokenhearted,to preach deliverance to thecaptives, and recovering of sightto the blind,to set at liberty them that arebruised, “…he has committed to us the message of reconcilia- (Luke 4:18 ) tion.” (2 Corinthians 5: 19b )
Single Unaccompanied Women, 14% Minors, 3% Single Men, 46% Families w/ Children, 37%From the 1995 US Conference of Mayors Report