Our Vulnerability Gap Initiative is specifically designed to bring a focused approach to a community issue that requires a solution.

Today, the Northwest Arkansas homeless population is growing at a rate that far outpaces growth in the general population. Specifically, there are two subgroups of homeless persons that are needing solutions to their current circumstance.

UNSHELTERED homeless PEOPLE

K to 12th grade Homeless students

"If our region’s future depends on its youngest generation, then we have a social responsibility to begin to work with the schools throughout this region in identifying their greatest needs, working to find suitable housing solutions for the thousands of students and their families without their own home, and to invest in this generation with a frenzied fiscal, emotional, and infrastructural support."

-- 2015 Community & Family Institute Homeless Report

17% of the homeless population slept outside
in camps, parks, abandoned buildings,
cars, or other public places.

We are working to provide some type of temporary housing that can provide a modicum of dignity while unsheltered persons begin to work with case management to find more permanent solutions should be a necessary first step toward addressing these critical needs.