Giving Tuesday Because There’s Still a Lot More Work to Do
With your help on Giving Tuesday, Monarch Housing is working to end homelessness.
Monarch Housing’s Ending Homelessness Team works to end homelessness through sound planning, advocacy and partnerships and the creation of housing opportunities for all.
Did you know that NJCounts 2017 found 8,532 men, women and children experiencing homelessness on January 25, 2017?
Giving Tuesday donations can and will help end homelessness in NJ.
The 2017 count was an almost 5% decrease from the findings of NJCounts 2015.
Other key findings included:
- The over 8,500 homeless individuals lived in 6,340 households.
- A total of 1,092 persons, in 992 households, were identified as chronically homeless.
- 1,357 households, with 1,415 persons were un-sheltered on the night of the count.
What will NJCounts 2018 find on January 24, 2018?
Hopefully the numbers will continue to go down but even still, any number, in the thousands or even hundreds, of New Jerseyans experiencing homelessness is to many.
NJ Counts 2018 will provide an updated statewide snapshot of homeless households in our communities; where they find shelter, what their needs are, and what factors contribute to making them homeless.
Monarch Housing coordinates the annual Point-in-Time count which is conducted by homeless service providers, agencies and volunteers.
Respondents to the NJCounts survey share personal information about themselves and their households’ experiences in order to help our communities better understand and assist the homeless.
Your generosity tomorrow on Giving Tuesday will help expand the planning and advocacy work necessary to end homelessness and create housing opportunities for all.
#GivingTuesday is a global movement dedicated to advancing knowledge and increasing giving to causes closest to your heart.
To join us in this movement, make a contribution today or on Giving Tuesday, November 28th!