So many people, even those who have it all, are just a paycheck away from the trauma and devastation of homelessness.
They're are 1,000 homeless individuals in Hamilton County on any given night.
85% are adults and 45% have a mental illness.
Homeless men and women with mental illness use shelters, emergency rooms, and public health services at a higher rate.
It costs more than $40,000 per year to keep an individual alive on the streets versus only $47/day at Tender Mercies.
The need is constant, with a shortage of 40,000 affordable housing units in our region.