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 How many people in the Richmond region are currently experiencing homelessness?

In January 2017, Homeward conducted its winter point-in time census of those experiencing homelessness. On any given day in Greater Richmond there are 662 men, women and children who are homeless.

Of those currently experiencing homelessness, how many panhandle?

Of the 662 homeless residents counted this winter, 20.1% adults indicate that they had gotten money in the past year from panhandling or asking strangers for money. More data on this can be found here

What should community members do that want to help?

Homeward encourages community members who want to get involved to support local service providers that are directly assisting our homeless neighbors. A list of service providers can be found at www.yourunitedway.org, www.giverichmond.orgwww.endhomelessnessrva.org/givehelp or by calling 2-1-1. Volunteer opportunities can be found at www.handsonrva.org or by calling 2-1-1. Please note that many holiday volunteer opportunities fill up quickly. Download our Street Sheet for more information on meal programs for the homeless. 

Homeward is a planning agency and we directly support people experiencing homelessness through our twice-yearly point-in-time count and Project Homeless Connect. 

For questions about donating to Homeward, please contact Kelly King Horne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 804-343-2045, ext. 19 or visit www.homewardva.org/donate

Does Homeward support local ordinances which prevent citizens from asking for money?

Homeward typically does not take a stance on local ordinances. 

Where can I find the list of books on homelessness and poverty?

The reading list (for children and adults) can be found at www.homewardva.org/books.

What should I do if I want to have my organization listed on your website?

Organizations interested in becoming a part of the Greater Richmond Continuum of Care, should visit www.endhomelessnessrva.org

Where can I find the list of books on homelessness and poverty?

The reading list (for children and adults) can be found at www.homewardva.org/books.

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