According to the St. Louis Continuum of Care (CoC), St. Louis City and County donated a total of $28.2 million for 1,300 homeless in 2023 which makes it around $23,000 a year for each homeless person. But the homeless never really see any of this money, because if they did, they would be living better than most of us. But where is the money going? Who’s getting it and what are they doing with it?
Here are some organizations in St. Louis receiving the funds worth $28.2 million:
- The St. Patrick Center: This organization provides a variety of services to people experiencing homelessness, including food, shelter, and job training.
- The Salvation Army: This organization provides a variety of services to people in need, including food, shelter, and clothing.
- The United Way of Greater St. Louis: This organization supports a variety of programs that help people in need, including homelessness prevention and re-housing services.
- The Hopewell Housing Development Corporation: This organization provides affordable housing to people who have experienced homelessness.
- The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association: This organization provides resources and support to businesses in the St. Louis area, and also supports programs that help people who are experiencing homelessness.