Every year, Shelterhouse assists thousands of individuals – some with housing, some with programs, some with that extra bit of help that will keep them from the edge and alter their whole world. While the numbers both in our area and nationwide may be staggering, they illustrate the reality for many men and women.

2019 Shelterhouse Statistics

  • 2,397 – number of homeless individuals served in our emergency shelter in 2019
  • Open 24 hours, 365 days a year
  • 77% male, 23% female
  • Provided 88,379 total shelter nights to homeless men and women
  • 110,160 – number of meals served this year
  • 27% were chronically homeless
  • 36% were mentally ill
  • 44% were disabled
  • 10% were veterans

(Information collected during 2019 calendar year, VESTA)

Ohio’s Homeless Statistics

  • About 60,000 people experience homelessness each year
  • Single adults make up 57% of the homeless
  • 12% of the homeless are chronically homeless
  • 4,000 veterans were homeless
  • 38% of homeless women were victims of domestic violence
  • Hamilton County has the 3rd highest homeless population behind Cuyahoga County and Franklin County

National Homeless Statistics**

  • In 2016, there were 549,928 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States.
  • 63% are individuals
  • 50% are over the age of 50
  • 15% are chronically homeless
  • 8% are veterans.
  • 60% male, 39.7% female, .03% transgendered

*Chronically Homeless: According to HUD, an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years
**Statistics are from the National Alliance to End Homelessness