HOMELESSNESS IN CENTRAL INDIANA
- Over 2,000 people are without a safe place to sleep on any given night in central Indiana. CHIP Indy projects that around 12,000 people will become homeless during a calendar year in our area.
- More than half of these individuals are Black or African American.
- At least 17% are American Military Veterans, of which women are the fastest growing number.
- Job loss or loss of other income is the #1 cause of homelessness.
- The number of children experiencing homelessness has increased. The average age of a person experiencing homelessness is 7 years old.
- Domestic violence accounts for half of all women and children experiencing homelessness.
CELEBRATE OUR WINS
2021 Grants from the REALTOR® Foundation served a total of 3,938 individuals and resulted in 840 people moved into safe and secure housing of their own, provided by 22 organizations in and around central Indiana.
PourHouse moved 120 chronically homeless individuals off the streets of Indianapolis and into safe & secure permanent housing.
Gennesaret Free Clinics provided Health Recovery Homes to both men and women, allowing those experiencing homelessness a clean, safe, supportive place to heal following medical care. Residents gain nutritional education, attain health insurance, and work with case managers to find stable housing following recovery.
Family Promise of Hendricks County served 395 children and their families, helping them find stable housing of their own. They offer supportive services for 2 years after being housed to ensure their stability and prevent recidivism.
Pathway to Recovery provided 7,481 safe nights in bed, over 15,000 meals, 4,500 hours of support services, and 1,500 hours of recovery groups.