The idea of being homeless is a terrifying notion for most of us, yet the number of people without adequate housing amounts to more than a billion and a half. A staggering number. Many countries are dealing with the mass migration of people fleeing wars, ethnic conflicts, famine and now emergencies due to climate changes, such as rising oceans and fires.
In North America alone, homelessness is rising. A number of issues are at play but the rising cost of rent or home ownership, and stagnant wages, has put affordable housing out of reach for many.
Supplying adequate shelter means providing vital protection against the elements and offering security in times of crisis. Personal safety and dignity go a long way to lifting those out of poverty and displacement events, moving them forward in their own life choices and or their family’s.
The task of distributing or allocating various forms of shelter is determined by the conditions and need. Whether it is temporary structures or organized community shelters, giving relief from weather and other risk factors is determined by our partners. Our goal is to foster partnership and expertise and pledge connections to funding sources.