There are currently up to 50 homeless residents of our “Camp”. Over half are above the age of 50, there are 8 women and 29 men, including 5 couples, ranging from ages 25-65, 10 veterans, 4 Spanish speaking people, several disabled folks, and 3 dogs and two cats, all kinds of everyday peoples, to get a quick glimpse. There are many reasons people become homeless for which statistics fail to represent the individuals that are surviving on our streets. Our program illustrates this clearly as many of our community supporters are learning, spending time with us and listening to us speak about our experiences. From University students to Home-schooled adolescents, church groups and families, to grassroots activists and non-profit agencies, even Eagle Scouts and Army Corps, all working with the homeless people who live here and manage this project for themselves, educating each other about how we can face the “homeless problem” and find solutions and alternatives to improve the quality of life for homeless men and women, one day at a time.
Feel free to come and visit us and see what Camp Hope is becoming!