41% of the homeless population is comprised of single women with children
Poverty in the District is at the highest level in nearly a decade. One in five DC residents — 110,000 people — live in poverty. Since with the early 2000’s, some 27,000 more DC residents have fallen into poverty.
The Salvation Army’s SOLUTION is the Turning Point Center for Women & Children
Turning Point Center is a two year residential housing program for young, homeless women and children, providing 28 apartment units to families and intensive care management for each family
Where the Money Goes
The Salvation Army’s Turning Point Shelter provides furnished apartments, child care, and utilities for the underserved single mothers in the community - changing the way homeless single parent families live, enabling them to better care for their children and themselves.
Why should you support Salvation Army? S.A. by the numbers --
#28—Apartments at Turning Point transitional li...ving center in Columbia Heights for homeless mothers and their children.
#40,830—Toys distributed through the 2010 S.A. Angel Tree program.
#365—Nights per year S.A. Grate Patrol serves meals to DC’s homeless living on the streets.
#161,124—Emergency meals served in 2010.
#73,506—Nights of shelter provided to people in DC who needed a place to sleep.
#19,343—Items of clothing distributed in 2010.
#116—Years the Salvation Army has been helping those in need in the DC metro area - that's a lot of shelter, food, support and service for our community.