The Lord’s Place began as a soup kitchen in 1979 and now gives homeless families hope for the future. The Lord’s Place provides homeless families with a haven in which to begin rebuilding their lives.
The Lord’s Place is holding its 2nd Annual Ending Homelessness Breakfast on November 6, 2009, from 8:00 to 9:30 AM:
In today’s economic climate the statistics available are staggering and are likely to get worse:
- 40% of homeless people went without anything to eat for at least one day in the last 30 days because they could not afford food.
- 64% of homeless people report they have a problem with alcohol or drug use. 39% report they have mental health problems.
- While homeless 79% have money or possessions stolen from them.
- 44% have jobs that do not pay enough to keep a roof over their heads.
- 60% of homeless women have children who live with them.
- In Palm Beach County, approximately 4,000 individuals are homeless on any given day. 35% of those are children.
- 83% of the homeless in Palm Beach County report they need multiple services to escape homelessness.
- 89% of respondents are homeless for one year or less.
(Statistic Source: National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers & Clients; Published in December 1999)
So, call Mark Pafford at 561.494.0125 to obtain tickets to this event and help ease a family’s suffering.