Tuesday, March 13, 2012


These are taken from the March/April edition of Rescue, the bimonthly publication of the AGRM:

Two Different Worlds: 20 to 25% of the homeless population in the United States suffers from some sort of severe mental illness. 6% of the general population of Americans is severely mentally ill. (Source: Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/National Coalition for the Homeless.)

How Abuse Affects Homelessness: Approximately 21% of homeless families and 25% of single homeless women are homeless due to domestic violence. One national survey found that domestic violence was the second most frequently stated reason for homelessness for families. The National Alliance to End Homelessness notes: “Many homeless women have been victims of domestic violence at some point in their past, even if they do not identify it as the immediate cause of their homelessness.” (Source: Up With Women)

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