According to a 2013 report released by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, there are nearly 17,000 homeless individuals in the state. Just over 50% of homeless citizens reside in a shelter, whether emergency or transitional housing. Forty-three percent of Georgia’s homeless population are women. Nearly 20% are 18 or younger.
Shoes for Shelters Foundation, Inc., focuses on benefiting the shelter-resident category of homeless citizens. Though we make no gender-specific requirement of shelters, our primary focus within that category is women and minors.