Shelters and Services
An emergency is created when any individual or family becomes homeless. Lack of a home means inadequate food, poor health, diminished social supports, and continual stress—an absence of the most basic moorings of individual identity and well-being. The primary goal of most of the 5,400 shelters in the United States is to meet these emergency needs, preventing them from progressing quickly to even more complete misery and death (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD], 1989).
KeywordsCase Manager Service Agency Homeless People Federal Emergency Management Agency Homeless Person
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