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In Missouri over 36,000 children lack stable housing and are considered homeless over the course of a year.
In Missouri an estimated 6,100 people experience homelessness on any given day -
that number includes over 700 families.
EVERY child deserves to sleep in their own bed
in the safety of their own home.
– Dr. Kim Schave, Executive Director, Humanitri
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Family homelessness is one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. Two trends are largely responsible for the rise in homelessness over the past 20-25 years a growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty.

Homeless families are often invisible. They live in cars, hotels or doubled up with family or friends in apartments or houses.

More than 1,000 families enter St. Louis emergency shelters every year.

The facts

  • If a homeless family does not stabilize in 90 days, the risk of chronic homelessness triples – as does the cost to the region.
  • Studies show that 50% of children experiencing even short-term homelessness demonstrate measurable development and academic delays, compared with 16% of poor but housed children.
  • About 50% of the families referred to Humanitri’s Transformational Housing Program are coming from domestic violence shelters.

Being homeless is stressful enough, the added fears and circumstances of domestic violence compound the situation. Insufficient income, a lack of affordable housing, and increasing utility costs all contribute to housing instability. Lack of education also reduces employment prospects, in terms of earning a living wage to maintain housing.  But there is HOPE

HUMANITRI is about TRANSFORMATION.

We believe that every individual, created and loved by God, deserves to be treated with dignity and given the opportunity for a new start.

We work to stabilize families in crisis by providing temporary housing, a support network and the resources and skills they need to establish sustainable life change.

We live our mission every day

Humanitri, as Christ’s hands of mercy, helps families facing homelessness achieve stability in a safe and supportive community, providing the skills and resources they need to thrive.

To find out more about us, click here.

Our Work Happens By

Preventing Homelessness and Recidivism

Preventing Homelessness

by ensuring sustainable life change through housing and 18-24- month case coordination.

Finding Permanent Housing

for active clients who are committed to life-change.

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Increasing Financial Literacy

and providing tools to improve financial position.

Restoring Families

Instilling Accountability

for personal success.