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Shelter Fast Facts

FAST FACTS

  • Connections Shelter was open for 164 days

  • 178 guests used the shelter

  • 102 Men

  • 45 women

  • 31 children

  • The average stay was 21 days

  • Minimum was 1 day

  • Max was 150 days

  • Median 6.5

  • Total of 3,653 days= a decade for one person!

  • ⅓ of guests stayed at the shelter for 3 days or less

  • 58% stayed for 10 days or less

  • 1 in 4 relied on the shelter for more than 30 days

  • ⅓ (60 guests) left the shelter for more stable housing. (This number reflects guests we were able to follow after leaving the shelter)

  • Over 350 people volunteered for the shelter season and we had 5 staff

  • Served meals on 170 days including days we stayed open longer for weather issues. That’s over 4,000 meals for the season!

  • The shelter reached capacity (25) after the first 3 weeks of being open.

  • Many nights we went over capacity (maxing out at 34)

  • We turned people away weekly

  • Calls to Public Safety were minimal- most often resulting from medical needs.

  • 6 churches began the season, we added two more mid-season

LOOKING AHEAD & DREAMING BIG!

  • Funding for a day shelter

  • Recruiting 4 more churches

  • Looking towards a permanent shelter


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