Tents for Homeless addresses the critical need to protect homeless people from inclement weather and to offer a temporary night-time place of refuge by providing durable, light-weight, weather-resistant tents and sleeping bags to homeless women, men and children not in emergency shelters.
Homeless angelinos need your help to stay warm
Need for Change
This year 41,980 of the approximately 69,144 homeless persons in Los Angeles County were located in the City of Los Angeles. Of this nearly 70 thousand, 48,548 remain unsheltered. Nearly half of homeless individuals in Los Angeles are hispanic/latino.
According to the United Nations, globally there are 100 million homeless people. As many as 2.5 million to 3.5 million Americans are homeless over the course of a year, including about 1.4 million children. One out of every three homeless people in the United States is living in an unsheltered location. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, five to seven percent of American youths become homeless in any given year.
experienced domestic violence
suffer from serious mental illness
are physically disabled
Statistics of homeless individuals in Los Angeles City | Source: LAHSA
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to housing and to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, or disability.
The Tents for Homeless project is not meant to solve the root of all homelessness. Our efforts are aimed at addressing the pressing need of homeless people for a basic shelter to protect themselves from the rain or cold nights when emergency housing in a shelter program is not available.
You can help by donating a tent or sleeping bag, or by making a donation so that Tents for Homeless may acquire and distribute tents and sleeping bags on your behalf.
Decent, safe, and affordable housing is a fundamental human right. We have an obligation to ensure the housing needs of all are met, especially poor and vulnerable people and their families.