Homelessness Has a Face

And it might not be the face you imagine. It’s a mom struggling to feed her kids. A man who lost his job. It affects Mothers. Fathers. Sons. Daughters. Brothers. Sisters. It could be you or me. And it’s up to us all to help end the tragedy of homelessness.

What do angels see?

L.A. County is known for glamour and glitz. But if you look past the bright lights, you’ll see what angels see — men, women, and children of all ages that have lost their homes — and their hope.

America’s Homelessness Capital

Los Angeles accounts for 3% of the total United States population, but is home to 7% of all people experiencing homelessness.

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  • 8% are veterans
  • 22% are youth
  • 19% are physically disabled
  • 16% of adults are employed
  • 48% graduated from high school
  • 32% have a bachelor degree or higher

What is Skid Row?

The highest concentration of Los Angeles’ population of people experiencing homelessness “live” on the streets of Skid Row — an area less than a mile wide filled with drugs, drinking, violence, and despair.

We estimate at least

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are “living” on the
streets of Skid Row.

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In Skid Row, each city blockis home to 40 lost souls.

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1 Mile

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1 in 3 persons living in this area is experiencing homelessness

Union Rescue Mission

Located in the heart of Skid Row, Union Rescue Mission is a refuge of help and hope. A safe haven where men, women, and children can get the guidance and support they need to live a life transformed.

Every year, Union Rescue Mission ...

1 Million
Nights of Shelter
Health & Legal
Clinic Sessions
Graduates finding
their way home

How Can I Help?

There are many causes of homelessness. Challenges to overcome. Ways that we can work together to stop the tragic cycle. And the first step begins with YOU!

See the 10 crucial steps necessary to help end homelessness — and how you can be a part of it!