Step 3

Ensure that no one is ever evicted to the streets.

Homelessness damages individuals, families, and even entire communities. The longer people experience homelessness, the more damage they suffer — often leading to early death. No matter how difficult the circumstances, we must make every effort to ensure that no individual or family ever experiences the devastation of homelessness.

Refer families with significant challenges, and on the verge of experiencing homelessness, to a structured, transitional housing program, like Union Rescue Mission’s Hope Gardens Family Center, where they can gain the skills they need to maintain housing. Connect families with less serious challenges to rapid re-housing programs.

Individuals facing homelessness should be referred to agencies like Union Rescue Mission. Even when there are difficult circumstances, never abandon precious people to the streets with no other option.

Action Steps

  • Help your church or faith community connect people experiencing homelessness with available resources in your city or neighborhood. Encourage your church or faith community to consider establishing a structured transitional housing program. Please contact our church relations department at to see how your house of faith can help.
  • Help connect individuals and families on the verge of experiencing homelessness in your community to important resources like Union Rescue Mission.
  • Contact your city, county, and state officials and advocate for more structured transitional housing programs.
  • Homelessness is a complex issue. Individuals and families experience homelessness for many different reasons and no one solution is best for all. Learn more about the causes and appropriate solutions for various groups of people experiencing homelessness.

Never abandon precious people to the streets with no other option.