About Homelessness

 

According to homeless link statistics

86% of homeless people report some form of mental health issue, wether diagnosed or undiagnosed.

44% of homeless people have been officially diagnosed with a mental health condition. This is a shockingly high percentage, considering the nation average statistic for mental health diagnosis is only 25%.

41% of homeless people reported using illicit substances, or having previously had a drug problem.

27% either have or have had alcohol problems.

It’s clear from these statistics that homeless people represent a very vulnerable sector of our community.

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