Monday, November 5, 2007

Numbers of women experiencing homelessness in Seattle on the rise

From Real Change in Seattle:

The numbers are still being crunched, but there are already several surprises in the first six months worth of data from Safe Harbors, a new countywide database that tracks the homeless.

One of them is that nearly 1,400 of the single adults who stayed in a publicly funded shelter in King County between January and June were women — or 25 percent of the 4,363 single adults who were sheltered. Add to that another 350 women that Seattle human services staff believe haven’t been identified and the countywide total of homeless women is 1,791, a number that’s “a lot higher than we would have anticipated,” Safe Harbors manager John Hoskins said in an Oct. 24 report to the board of King County’s Committee to End Homelessness.

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