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HOMELESS FACTS AND STATISTICS

Age
Children under18 make up 27% of the homeless population; People between the ages of 3 and 50 makeup 51% of the homeless population; people between the ages of 55and 60 account for 2.5-194%

Gender
Single adults who are homeless are most likely to be men they account for 45% of the single adults who are homeless; single women make up 14% Families with children are now the fastest growing group of the homeless population, they account for about 40% of the people who become homeless each year. 38% of the people already homeless are families with children.

Ethnicity
- African American - 57%;
- Caucasian - 30%;
- Hispanic - 10%;
- Native American - 2%;
- Asian - 1%

50% of America's homeless women and children are running from domestic abuse.
Mission Statement

Lend A Hand Across America’s Mission is to try to make a difference in the ever present reality that there is many people in America living in poverty
and with no place to live and little food.  The most recent US Census estimates that some 36 million American live in poverty and 744,000 homeless in 2006.  LHAA goal was to start on a local level and make local efforts to help people who have fallen on hard times...
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