The Problem of Homelessness
Hope Gospel Mission currently serves the lost, homeless, hungry, hurting, abused, and addicted men and women of western Wisconsin. Since 1998, over 4,000 unique men and women have come to Hope Gospel Mission seeking assistance and finding hope.
Homelessness is also affecting children in our community. According to recent data approximately 3,000 people experience homelessness throughout western Wisconsin, with about 49% being children. Recent data shows that the Eau Claire School District classified 321 children as homeless and the Chippewa Falls School district classified an additional 70 children as homeless. Each month Hope Gospel Mission turns away approximately 3-4 moms with children, who are seeking assistance for services we don’t currently provide. Recent reports also indicate that over 27,000 people experience homelessness throughout a year in Wisconsin. An estimated 6,057 individuals were homeless on a single night in Wisconsin, of which 3,065 were homeless families with children. It is also estimated that 28% of all persons experiencing homelessness in Wisconsin are under the age of 18.