AGRM's Annual Snapshot Survey
October 2014 research shows one in three homeless facing homelessness for first time
Among the homeless individuals served by rescue missions, more than one in three adults who seek help are facing homelessness for the first time. The study revealed that 37 percent of those surveyed identified themselves as “never before homeless.” The most telling thing about this finding is that it has remained consistent (and has even slightly increased) over the past four years—despite the many government and privately funded programs designed to decrease and ultimately eliminate the number of people experiencing the trauma of homelessness.
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October 2013 research shows slight decline in number of veterans who are homeless
Overall, slightly fewer Persian Gulf and Afghanistan war veterans are seeking services from US rescue missions, according to a survey conducted by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) in October of this year. The 24th annual Snapshot Survey taken at 105 missions across North America showed a 2 percent decline in the total number of veterans seeking aid. Persian Gulf and Afghanistan war veterans both showed a 4 percent decline. Nearly 17,000 individuals answered the questions that made up the survey.
October research focuses on thousands seeking help at rescue missions
(Nov. 13, 2012) – Twice as many veterans of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking aid from rescue missions as were last year, according to the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions’ 23rd annualSnapshot Survey of about 19,000 individuals. Although on the whole, the percentage of veterans (13 percent) has remained steady during the past year, this group has jumped from 6 percent in 2011 to 12 percent of those served at North American missions.
Data reveals never-before-homeless and victims of physical violence seeking assistance.
(Nov. 23, 2011) – Nearly one in five people experiencing homelessness (21%) have been the victims of physical violence within the past twelve months. According to the 22nd annual Snapshot Survey from the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), those reporting such recent assaults have risen 6 percent from the same time last year.
Annual survey: Intact families seeking aid from rescue missions nationwide
(Nov. 29, 2010) – With 43.6 million Americans slipping into poverty, members of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) are seeing an increasing number of people on the brink of homelessness, according to the 21st annual Snapshot Survey of the Homeless.
Men with children and intact families needing help on the rise
(Nov. 25, 2009) – Gospel rescue missions across North America are working harder than ever to offer help and hope to the growing population of men, women and children—hit hard by high unemployment rates and financial struggles— experiencing hunger and homelessness for the very first time, in addition to serving the chronically homeless and addicted. The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions’ (AGRM) 20th annual Snapshot Survey of the Homeless points to this increasing need and provides insights about who gospel rescue missions are serving.