Homelessness Statistics for Kanawha, WV

, West Virginia

Total Homeless persons in Kanawha County West Virginia in 2019

293

There are an estimated 293 homeless individuals in Kanawha County West Virginia. That is a -8% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

57

There are 57 in Kanawha that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

There are 0 in Kanawha that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

234

There are 57 in Kanawha that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

2

There are 57 in Kanawha that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

17

There are 17 in Kanawha that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

There are 0 in Kanawha that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Kanawha County West Virginia in 2019

17

There are an estimated 293 homeless individuals in Kanawha County West Virginia. That is a -8% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Kanawha County West Virginia

Total Chronic Homeless in Kanawha County West Virginia

50

There are 19 more homeless individuals in Kanawha County West Virginia than in 2018. That is a 61% increase.

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

49

There are 17 in Kanawha that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

1

There are 0 in Kanawha that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Kanawha County West Virginia

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

18

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

0

Total Veteran Homeless

18

There are more homeless individuals in Kanawha County West Virginia than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Kanawha County West Virginia

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

20

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

0

Total Homeless Youth

20

There are 0 more homeless youths in Kanawha County West Virginia than in 2018. That is a 0% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Kanawha County West Virginia

527

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Kanawha County West Virginia

7

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 232 emergency shelter beds in Kanawha County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 48 Transitional Housing beds in Kanawha County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 165 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Kanawha County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 82 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Kanawha County.

Kanawha, West Virginia Homeless Shelters and Services

7 Listings in city

Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center - Giltinan Center

Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center - Giltinan Center

Charleston, WV

60 bed all male homeless facility that provides supportive services, housing, mental health and substance abuse, health care, aftercare and more.The Giltinan Center (GC) is a 60 bed emergency ho [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 20, 2020
Brookside Women and Children Center

Brookside Women and Children Center

Charleston, WV

The Brookside Women’s and Children’s Center is a residential program for young, at-risk and abused single mothers and their children, as well as expectant single mothers. The driving mission behin [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 25, 2016
Union Mission  Crossroads Men’s Shelter

Union Mission Crossroads Men’s Shelter

Charleston, WV

The Crossroads Homeless Shelter provides service to the homeless and hurting every hour of the day, year-round. It provides between 150 and 200 meals per day, and it has a maximum lodging capacity of [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 25, 2016
Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center - Veterans Program

Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center - Veterans Program

Charleston, WV

12 bed all male veterans transitional living program combined with intensive case management support.Many individuals that are served by RSLC are Veterans that are experiencing homelessnes [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 25, 2016
Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center - Liberty Center

Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center - Liberty Center

Charleston, WV

4 bed transitional program for individuals referred from prisons to reintegrate back into the community successfully [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 16, 2020
YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women and Families

YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women and Families

Charleston, WV

Business offices hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.Provides emergency shelter and supportive services around the clock, every day of the year for homeless single women, women with chi [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 11, 2021
Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Charleston , WV

This Shelter for Homeless Men. Halfway House for men. We serve Two meals a day. We do food baskets ones a month to community. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 10, 2015

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
279
44
62
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


21
0


34
18


33
4


41
10
2015 Total 385 21 52 37 51
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
234
32
54
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


19
0


29
11


19
5


25
0
2016 Total 320 19 40 24 25
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
223
49
47
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


16
0


51
14


31
3


24
4
2017 Total 319 16 65 34 28
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
219
57
41
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


15
0


17
14


11
5


19
1
2018 Total 317 15 31 16 20
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
234
2
57
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


17
0


49
1


18
0


20
0
2019 Total 293 17 50 18 20
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 91 17.1% 911 83.5% 96.3%
2016 88 16.8% 810 66.8% 96.4%
2017 74 17.7% 658 75.3% 95.5%
2018 80 12.2% 782 60.2% 94.7%
2019 67 15.0% 825 54.0% 94.1%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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