Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness
The Concho Valley Homeless Planning Coalition (CVHPC) cordially invites the citizens of San Angelo to “Breaking The Cycle of Homelessness” Symposium on November 19, 2014. The goal of the symposium is to educate and initiate a community-wide discussion on how we can work together to end homelessness in our community. The symposium will be held at PaulAnn Baptist Church and will start at 9:00 am and run until 3:30 pm. Please clear your calendar for this date.
You can reserve your seat for the symposiun by clicking here. Seating is limited so please reserve your seat as soon as possible.
Lunch will be available for purchase ($5 – $8) at the symposium.
Print/copy flier and distribute to your contact list: symposium flier
Morning Session (9:00am to 12:00pm)
Five leaders from Haven for Hope in San Antonio will be presenting the evidence-based best practices they have implemented with the goal of eliminating homelessness in San Antonio and Bexar County. They will also present details of their program’s social and economic impact in San Antonio and Bexar County.
Lunch (12:00pm to 1:30pm)
A food vendor truck (most likely Chick-fil-A) will be available at PaulAnn for you to buy lunch there. Anticipated meal cost is less than $8.00. If you would rather not eat from the food truck, please visit one of our fine dining restaurants in San Angelo.
Afternoon Session (1:30pm to 3:30pm)
CVHPC will moderate a panel discussion – “Next Steps – How Do We Move Forward To Eliminate Homelessness in San Angelo?” Panelists will include three members from the community as well as three members of the Haven team.
The Changing Faces Of Homelessness – Snapshot Of San Angelo
The images of homelessness — sunken-cheeked men railing against imaginary voices — now include the family next door – hardworking individuals who, for the first time in their lives, are unable to support themselves and their families.
- Children with developmental delays from never having a steady place to call home.
- Single mothers with their children who are who are fleeing their homes because of domestic violence.
- Veterans who return home to battle addiction and mental illness.
- Disabled, whose benefits provide barely enough to meet basic needs.
90 homeless individuals on January 23, 2014 (This translates into 90 people are homeless on any given day in San Angelo)
SAISD report on students living in ‘unstable living environments’ – 144 (This means that there are at least 144 families who do not have a separate place they can call home. They are either living with friends, relatives or in hotels – doubled-up)
1 in 400 will face homelessness in San Angelo in the course of a year due to:
- Medical emergency
- Car accident
- Death of a breadwinner
- Rising cost of rentals relative to income
- No extended family or friends in the area to help
4, 671 Households w/50% or More of Income Going To Housing Cost (11.1%)
3,441 Female householder w/children, no husband present (8.2%)
4,587 Households w/Public Assistance Income or SNAP (10.9%)