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We can't say enough about this organization--it's well-organized and professional, but also personal. The staff are extremely dedicated and the results speak for themselves. It's rare to find such a win-win... more
VIsion Hope and Champions For Life Kids' Camp is the real deal. I am currently in direct contact with a few of the kids that have... more »
- St. Clair Shores , MI
This area of ministry is difficult, and challenging, and it requires great patience. From what I've seen, St. John's yeam measures... more »
- Sacramento, CA
I donate to Charity International because I know that they give money to what they say they're giving to. They've been able to... more »
- Palm Coast, FL
Initially helpful and supportive. My pet left the foster family's home the day after being placed. Eventually, the organization... more »
- Atlanta, GA
Excellent homeless advocacy organization that educates the public about the homelessness problem. more »
- Washington, DC
Thank you Habitat Newark for the great work you are doing in our community and with your volunteers! From the set-up online,... more »
- Newark, NJ
I've worked in close partnership with MCH for several years. Despite being a small staff with a tight budget, they've moved to... more »
- Saint Paul, MN
Operation Nightwatch provides for those in need by providing stable housing and shelter referrals to the homeless in Seattle.... more »
- Seattle, WA
I have been a donor to 180 for the last 4 years. I have been a volunteer for the last three. I'm drawn to this amazing organization... more »
- Hazlet, NJ
I am a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard. One of my additional duties is serving as a sexual assault victim advocate... more »
- Burnsville, MN
On any given night in the United States, there are 643,047 people experiencing homelessness. Although many are adults, there are teenagers and children living without a home. 12% of people who find themselves homeless and below the poverty line are veterans. We need to help these people, and these nonprofits and charities help get these homeless people off the streets and back on their feet.
While unemployment rates remain low, more and more people are being forced into homelessness and onto the streets. These poor people need shelter, but beyond a place to sleep, these families are faced with hunger and danger while living on the streets. We need housing for the homeless.
Nonprofits play an important role in helping the homeless, especially homeless families. They may offer services such as job training or rehabilitation. They may offer daycare to enable parents to go looking for jobs or they may even have employment services that help connect employers with these people. Some nonprofits even refurbish old homes for homeless families to temporarily live in.
But while shelters and ministries can provide safety and a place to sleep, they still need your help to make it all possible. Volunteer or donate to a homeless shelter near you or any other charity for the homeless and help get a person off the streets, out of poverty, and on their way to a functional life.