One of the difficulties in combating poverty and homelessness comes in not knowing what to do with the information that’s been given to you. The statistics are alarming – some 640,000 Americans experiencing homelessness every night, over 6 million Americans spending more than half of their income on rent – but what do you do with this information once you have it? Fortunately, there’s a road map for action – literally. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness maintains a “State Homeless Resource Map.” This map comes complete with the most recent statistics, the needs of the homeless on a state-by-state level, contacts in dealing with homelessness, and more. This is just one of the incredible array of resources available on their site.
So check it out, and explore what’s possible! This is one of the many useful tools that exist online to help bring redemption to our communities.
Photo Source: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness