Our Clients

2015 Shelter Stats

  • Number of clients who received shelter in 2015: 393

  • Single men: 258

  • Number of families: 34

    • Adults in families: 61

      • Male: 35

      • Female: 26

    • Children in families: 74​

Age

  • The average adult age was 39 years.

  • The average age of a single male was 40 years.

  • The average age of an adult in a family was 35 years.

  • 25% of shelter clients were 50 years of age or older.

  • The oldest client in 2015 was 67 years old.

  • The youngest client in2015 was 1.5 months.

  • Of 295 adults entering shelter, 52% (156) were Caucasian.

  • 38% (113) were African American/Black.

  • 9% (26) were other races.

Race

Education

Of 319 adults in shelter, 76% (244) had a GED or higher.​​

  • 31% (99) had a high school diploma.

  • 18% (59) had a GED.

  • 27% (86) had some college education.

  • Of 295 adults entering in 2015, 12% (35) were Veterans.

  • 9.2% (30) were chronically homeless.

  • 44% (130) reported having some form of disability.

  • 25% (74) reported having a mental illness.

  • 16% (48) reported having a physical disability.

  • 12% (35) reported having a substance abuse problem.

  • 14% (40) reported being a victim of domestic violence.

Education

In 2015, 307 adults provided information regarding the cause of their homelessness. When primary and secondary causes are combined, the three most cited causes of homelessness (out of 17 categories) were inability to pay rent, unemployment, and relocation.

Causes of Homelessness

Prior Location

347 clients who entered/exited shelter in 2015 provided zip code data for their previous location.

  • 106 different zip codes

    • 69 individuals came from outside IA

    • 278 individuals are from within IA

      • 40 are non-Linn County

      • 238 are Linn County

        • 213 are Cedar Rapids

Exit Data

  • Of 295 adult clients who exited shelter, 83% (246) exited with some form of income (employment, SSI, SSDI, food stamps, unemployment, etc.).

  • 52% (153) exited with employment.

  • Of the 272 households (28 families and 244 single men) who exited in 2015, we were able to contact 45% (123) of them six months after they exited shelter.

    • Of these, 71% (87) were still housed.

    • 58% (71) heads of households were still employed.

Destination at Exit

2015 Prevention Stats

In 2015, Homeless Prevention served 155 individuals.​

  • 113 single adults.             

  • 16 families.

    • 19 adults in families.

    • 23 children.

* Most of our 2015 Prevention data was lost. 2016 will have more statistics.

2015 SSVF Stats

October 1, 2015 through June 21, 2016

 

  • 74 households served by Willis Dady SSVF Staff

    • 100% were literally homeless

    • 0% received prevention services

    • 13 were carried over from 2014-2015

    • 61 were new for 2015-2016

    • 104 persons

      • 87 adults

        • 17 carried over from 2014-2015

        • 70 new in 2015-2016

      • 17 children

        • 2 carried over from 2014-2015

        • 15 new in 2015-2016

    • 29 still active as of June 21, 2016

    • 45 exited as of June 21, 2016

      • 36 exited to rental

      • 2 exited to jail

      • 2 exited to family/friends permanently

      • 1 voluntary exit for housing wait list

      • 1 voluntary exit to HACAP

      • 1 unknown/disappeared

      • 2 literally homeless at exit

    • 46 in rental (active and exited combined)

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