On any given night, there are over 7,000 people who are homeless in Santa Clara County.
Of those, about 2,500 are chronically homeless.
Our efforts to date have determined that over 1,000 are vulnerable to an early death.
Living on the streets long-term is deadly. Studies show that chronically homeless people are more vulnerable and succumb to preventable illnesses two to three times more than the general population. Sixty one people died in the streets of Santa Clara County in 2011.
Housing 1000 seeks to house 1,000 chronically
homeless men and women by 2013.
We believe that we have the power to change our system, and that stable lives require fewer resources. Together, we can end this human tragedy.