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Homelessness portraits_summary Feb 8,2011

Homelessness portraits_summary Feb 8,2011

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Portraits of Homelessness in ConnecticutPAGE I
 
Homelessness
in Connecticut
FEBRUARY 2011Executive Summary
 
Portraits of Homelessness in ConnecticutPAGE II
 
Despite our best efforts,
homelessness in Connecticuthas reached alarming levels.
 Last year, Connecticut’s emergencyshelters alone served 11,700 people,including more than1,500 children.
 
Portraits of Homelessness in ConnecticutPAGE 1
D
espite our best eorts, homelessness in Connecticut has reached alarming levels.Last year, Connecticut’s emergency shelters alone served 11,700 people, includingmore than 1,500 children. The number o people in shelters and transitionalprograms at any given point in time increased 3% rom 2009 to 2010, while shelters havebeen over capacity (exceeding 100% o available beds, and unable to serve all those inneed) during all o 2010 and much o 2009. While collectively we may have slowed therate o growth in homelessness over time, the numbers continue to increase. We need todo more, and we need to do it better. This report provides an overview o the current state o homelessness in Connecticut,ocusing on understanding who is homeless today, the resources that are available toassist them and actions to be taken to increase the eectiveness o eorts to preventand end homelessness.
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 This year,
CT PIT 2010
revealed a startling number o people becoming homeless or therst time. Almost hal o all amilies and 40% o single adults in shelters reported thatthis was their rst homeless experience.
Almost hal o all amilies and 40% o singleadults in shelters reported that this was their frsthomeless experience.
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

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