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 is one subgroup of homeless persons that are needing solutions to their current circumstance.
Unsheltered Homeless People
(15% of the homeless population in Northwest Arkansas slept outside in camps, parks, abandoned buildings, cars, or other public place)
New Beginnings Community Initiative
Through our "New Beginnings Community" initiative we are working to provide temporary housing while unsheltered persons begin to work with case management to find more permanent solutions toward stable housing.
15% of the homeless population slept outside in camps, parks, abandoned buildings, cars, or other public places (source: 2017 NW Arkansas Point-In-Time Homeless Census).