why?

Our mission is to provide temporary shelter and equip residents for employability to resolve poverty and obtain housing.

Homelessness Estimates

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Homeless individuals identified by HUD200
Homeless schoolchildren – Department of. Education:1,400
Parents of these schoolchildren (assumes 1 parent/child) 1,400
Low estimate of PD16 region homeless3,800
Homeless individuals sheltered by all local agencies:780
* HUD Exchange: CoC System Performance Measures Data Since FY 2015

Poverty Estimates

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Children in households with annual incomes at or below The Federal Poverty Threshold8,694
Total individuals in households with annual incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Threshold*25,899
Households with annual incomes at or below the United Way’s ALICE Survival Budget** (34% of all households)43,655
*$20,598 for 1 adult & 2 children; $13,300 for an individual (US Census Bureau: **Poverty Thresholds for 2019)

In, Out and Back Again

In every year from 2012 to 2020 – nearly half (47%) of those served by the local homeless services system returned to the Brisben  shelter (some multiple times) – even  after the federal, state and local interventions to “end  homelessness” were applied.

259 individuals , 39 children, 33 families, 23 military veterans

$474,700 – Annual Avg. costs of re-sheltering.

  • $39,558 per month
  • $1,301 per day

Scarcity of Housing First Solutions

In 2019-2020, 88% of clients departed Thurman Brisben Center for impermanent or undeter-  mined-duration housing.

IN FY 2018-2019 IN WHAT JURISDICTION WERE RESIDENTS LIVING BEFORE COMING TO BRISBEN?
  • King George
    King George 6%

    (30)

  • Caroline
    Caroline 6%

    (31)

  • Other Virginia
    Other Virginia < 4%

    (Out of State)