WHAT IS

700 monthly requests for beds go unfulfilled.

   

Homelessness among women & children is GROWING

Women and children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, with 85% of homeless families headed by single women.

 

Every night, we serve increasing numbers of women and children. All the beds are filled in our Center for Women & Children, but we almost always have more women and children than beds. Just to give everyone in need a place to sleep, we regularly put dozens of cots on our gym floor.

   

We need a real solution – a place that has room for this growing population of homeless women and children in Indy.

   

On a single given night in Indy…

1,682

individuals were homeless

580

were females of all ages - children to seniors

80%

were fleeing from domestic violence

128

families were homeless

4

homeless women were pregnant

80%

were fleeing from domestic violence

128

families were homeless

4

homeless women were pregnant

   

700

monthly requests for a bed that we can’t fulfill

 

These women never dreamed they’d be homeless.

I've been here for 3 weeks now and Wheeler has helped me out with having a safe place to sleep, off the streets, and help getting myself together to move on with my life. They've helped me out a lot.

   

WHAT IF

What if there was MORE ROOM for more homeless women & children at Wheeler Mission?

   

BUILDING FOR CHANGE

CAMPAIGN FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN.

To meet the increased need for shelter, we’ve launched our BUILDING FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN and need your help to make the next expanded center for women & children a reality!

 

OUR PLAN – Expand our Center for Women & Children

164

new permanent beds including:

84

new family shelter beds

40

new long-term shelter beds

40

new emergency shelter beds

Hundreds more women & children served each day

 

About the expanded center

Building for Change logo - Wheeler 125

 

 

 

BUILDING ON TRADITION. A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

As Wheeler Mission celebrates 125 years of service, we’re building for change – to give homeless women & children a brighter, more stable future.

Check out more details on the impact the expanded center for woman & children will make in our community!

WHAT NOW

  

Your support for our BUILDING FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN is a way to share God’s blessings with homeless women & children for “hope and a future.”

   

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)