Homelessness Infographic

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Facts About Homelessness

of homeless people have a significant mental health and/or a substance abuse issue that contributes to their inability to maintain housing


Lack of Affordable Housing

Is one of the primary causes of homelessness - 20% of all renter households are paying over half their income for housing

Homelessness Has High Costs for Taxpayers

Hospitals, police, fire, ambulance, emergency shelters, prisons, jails and nursing homes are all high cost ways to deal with homelessness

Homelessness in our Community


the number of homeless children enrolled in school in Peoria, Tazewell, Fulton and Woodford Counties in the 2018-2019 school year


the number of homeless people identified by a point in time count conducted in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford & Fulton Counties in January, 2018

1 in 4

26% of the homeless are children under the age of 18

Permanent Supportive  Housing Is...

Housing Combined with Supportive Services

Mental health, substance abuse, employment and other support services tailored to individual or family needs

The Most Effective Way to End Homelessness

Because of supportive services provided, individuals and families achieve stability and maintain their housing.  96% of those housed by SSOC do not return to homelessness

The Most Efficient Way to End Homelessness

Costs less than 1/3 of expensive emergency services

South Side Office of Concern (SSOC)                         Leading the Way in Ending Homelessness

Largest Provider of Supportive Housing in the Area

159 units for for homeless individuals, families and veterans

Outreach Program

Helping homeless families and individuals meet daily living needs,  access services to improve their lives, and find safe housing

Ending Veteran Homelessness

Housing more homeless veterans than any other organization in our community

South Side Office of Concern 202 NE Madison Avenue Peoria, IL  61602

Phone:  309/674-7310 Fax:  309/674-9652