Understanding Homeless

Who are the homeless families that we serve?

  • Ninety-five percent (95%) of our clients are living at or below the federal poverty level
    ($22,350 for a family of four in 2011)
  • About half are employed, the rest are looking for employment while living at the shelter.
    Those employed in retail or service positions paying between $7.02 and $8.50 per hour. It
    takes 2.4 wage earners at these wages to afford an average priced two-bedroom apartment in
    Greeley (approx. $650/mo.)
  • All of our Emergency Shelter residents are drug and alcohol free (a requirement for entering
    our program)
  • Seventy-eight percent (78%) are single-parent families and 22% are two parent families.
    Increasingly, two-parent families are finding it difficult to remain in their homes.
  • Most of the adults are young – 62% are age 18 to 30, and 78% are Hispanic
  • The majority of clients served come from Greeley/Evans (90%) and surrounding Weld County
    communities (7%). About 3% of our clients come from other parts of Colorado (primarily
    metro Denver) or from out of state.
  • The average length of stay for our families is about 55 days, and about 80-85% of them find
    housing and employment before they leave our program.

We are located at

1206 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 352-3215

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