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Top 3 Shocking Stats Connecting Homelessness with Mental Illness

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Offers Top 3 Solutions



Statistics documenting mental illness and its link to homelessness are shocking:

  1. In recent years, homelessness in New York City reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
  2. The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping each night in municipal shelters is now 92-percent higher than it was 10 years ago.
  3. Studies show that the large majority of street homeless New Yorkers are people living with mental illness or other severe health problems (Coalition for Homelessness Basic Facts).

Serious, persistent mental illness often makes it hard to find and keep a home. Yet a safe, supportive home is fundamental for treatment and recovery.

Catholic Charities offers a range of housing options for people struggling with mental illness.  

  1. Our supportive, affordable housing is integrated into the community.  
  2. We offer small community residences with closely supervised group living arrangements for people with severe mental illness.  
  3. We also offer apartments and single rooms with readily available support staff for higher functioning individuals.

Catholic Charities offers housing, support and solutions to fight the shocking and sad correlation between mental illness and homeless.

If you know someone challenged by mental illness and homelessness check out Catholic Charities supportive housing solutions.