Homeless families face many challenges
Limited Employment Opportunities
Without a permanent address, phone number, access to internet for online applications, or necessary identifications for employment paperwork, homeless individuals are unable to gain employment.
Poor Health & Nutrition
Health problems, malnutrition, diabetes, and dental diseases are far more prevalent in the homeless population due to lack of basic nutrition, healthcare, and exposure to the elements.
There is an increased risk for victimization as those without housing are more likely to be victims of violent crime; homeless women are particularly at risk for sexual assault while sleeping on the streets.
Homeless children experience hunger, illness, depression, anxiety, and other adverse outcomes, including: disruptions in school attendance, poor school performance, and developmental delays.
We are dedicated to ending homelessness by rebuilding lives and empowering our community's most vulnerable.
Our housing programs are designed to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and nonrecurring in the Lynchburg community. Our programs are solutions-oriented, coupling stable housing with intensive support services to help those experiencing homelessness gain independence.
Since Miriam’s House opened its doors in 1994, over 2,500 homeless persons have been provided with safe housing and supportive services to help them rebuild their lives. Through our services and advocacy, 521 homeless children have been reconnected with the safety and security of a place to call home.
We are fiercely committed to ending homelessness in our community, and to that end, we have increased our service capacity by over 542% since 2008, serving hundreds more of our homeless neighbors each year.
Our Record IN 2018
of our families have exited our programs into safe housing
of our families retain their housing 2 years later
Every child deserves a home.
In 2018, we were able to provide the safety and stability of a home to 134 children, moving them out of homelessness and back into a home of their own.
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20th Annual Luncheon
Save the date for our annual luncheon highlighting our 25th anniversary and the 2500 lives changed!