Every year, the Drop Inn Center assists thousands of individuals – some with housing, some with programs, some with that extra bit of help that will keep them from the edge and alter their whole world. While the numbers both in our area and nationwide may be staggering, they illustrate the reality for many men, women and children.

Drop Inn Center Statistics

  • 2,191 ~ number of homeless individuals served in our emergency shelter in 2012
  • Open 24 hours, 365 days a year
  • 74% male, 26% female
  • Provided 70,803 total shelter nights to homeless men and women
  • 222 – daily average number of residents receiving food and shelter
  • 100,000 - number of meals served each year
  • Distribute food, toiletries, towels, blankets, and emergency clothing items
  • 42% were chronically homeless
  • 58% were mentally ill
  • 18% were physically disabled
  • 9% were developmentally disabled
  • 11% were veterans
  • (Information collected during 2012 calendar year, VESTA)

Cincinnati Homeless Statistics

  • 9,675 – number of confirmed homeless people including supportive housing
  • 3,395 – number of confirmed homeless men
  • 2,191 – number of confirmed homeless women
  • 34% suffer from mental illness
  • 13% are veterans
  • 30% are chronically homeless*

National Homeless Statistics

  • 3.5 million accounted for men, women and children go homeless each night in the United States
  • 71% of American employees live paycheck to paycheck
  • One out of three Americans have no savings
  • 40% of homeless people are families with children and represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population
  • 18% of the homeless population are "chronically homeless"*
  • 22% have a serious mental illness
  • 46% have chronic health conditions such as cancer
  • 55% go hungry
  • 23% are veterans
  • 28% have more than a high school diploma

*Chronically Homeless: According to HUD, an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years