A bit of side information. Union Rescue Mission serves three meals on each shift; breakfast, lunch and dinner. As an example, there were four lunches served today. One was at 11am for a smaller group to get things rolling. Families are served from 12:00 to 12:30. Single women are served from 12:35 to 1:05. Single men are served from 2:00 to 2:35pm. The same thing happens at breakfast and dinner.
Total Dental Clinic Visits = 617 (yes, they have a dental clinic staffed by USC nonetheless)
Total Legal Clinic Visits = 61 (not sure of who does this but I can find out)
Total Mental Health/Counseling Sessions = 45 (not sure of who does this but I can find out)
Total Medical Visits = 723 (USC)
Volunteer: (URM only… HG currently not available) Hours – 2505 Visits – 665
I posted a link earlier if you want to help but here it is again if you don't want to look back:
Back to the fun stuff ... stats and numbers.
Each day, we served an average of 3,185 meals.
Total September Meals: 95,545
avg/day: 3,185 (4% increase)
Nights of Shelter:
URM: 22,140 avg: 738/night
HG: 3,087 avg: 103/night
Total: 25,227 avg: 841 /night
Hope Gardens 1546 avg 52 /night
URM 2265 avg 76/night
Total 3811 avg 127/night
Hope Gardens 791 avg 26 /night
URM 1299 avg 43 /night
Total 2090 avg 70/night (40% increase)
Some of you have seen the stories I have published on the economy and how the homeless population has increased dramatically. Families have been hit particularly hard.
URM: We served an average of 841 people per night between URM downtown and Hope Gardens , with 128 of those being children. Included is an average of 70 families per night.
URM: Out of the families, an average of 13 are either 2-parent or single father families.