THE NEED IS GREAT
The Hard Truth
In Ohio, an estimated 1,536,524 of 11,470,517 people live in poverty.
There are more than 100 homeless people just in Kent and Ravenna.
Many live under bridges, behind stores and strip malls or along bike paths and near public parks.
Portage County's only overnight homeless shelter, Miller Community House, can currently house 22 individuals. There are generally 30-45 people on the waiting list.
208 people are on benefits as "homeless" in Portage county.
Percentage Increase of Poor Persons in Portage County since 1999
Percentage Population of Portage County in Poverty