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Who We Serve

Brothers' Helpers ministers directly to the poorest of the poor in Los Angeles. These poor are the homeless trying to survive day-to-day on the streets on one of the richest cities in the nation.

Los Angeles leads the nation with over 80,000 homeless men, women and children.

  • The average homeless adult is 45 years old.
  • At least 10,000 homeless youth sleep on the streets of LA.
  • 41% are high school graduates; 10% have earned college degrees.
  • 12% are veterans (Vets are twice as likely to become homeless)
  • 25% are physically disabled, 42% if you include mental disability.
  • 18% of homeless adults are employed.
  • 76% had been employed some or all of the 2 years prior to becoming homeless.
  • 20%-35% live in shelters.
  • Families make up 20%-43% of the homeless count nightly.
  • Homeless families are typically headed by a single mother.
  • 86% of homeless adults are United States citizens.

Facts provided by the LAHSC 2007



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