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Facts & Statistics

Research and statistics validate the observation and experience of ACCESS staff, which indicates that homelessness continues to be a very serious problem in Summit County and in the United States.

  • In January 2017 on any given night, 553,742 people were homeless in the U.S.
  • There has been a marked increase in people living in "doubled-up" situations. In order to save money, many individuals and households "double-up" in apartments and houses. This type of living situation is often the last step before the individual or family becomes homeless. Since 2007, this number has increased 67%.
  • Since its inception, ACCESS has served more than 20,000 women and children in crisis.
  • In 2017, ACCESS emergency shelter sheltered 462 clients including 255 under the age of 18.
  • The average length of stay at ACCESS is 27 days.
  • In 2017, 79% of ACCESS clients left for a permanent housing placement.
  • In 2017, 54% of ACCESS clients maintained or increased their income.

Make A Donation

Big or small, every donation to ACCESS and the homeless women and children it serves will be greatly appreciated.

  • $25 feeds 25 women and children
  • $100 provides 50 days of school transportation for a child
  • $500 provides health care for 10 children


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