Homelessness Does Not Discriminate

Why We Are Homeless

"If homeless men and women just got jobs, wouldn’t their problems be solved?"

Unfortunately homelessness is seldom an issue of economics. More often, its causes are complex.  The Buffalo City Mission spends time with each homeless guest so we can learn about their needs and the obstacles he or she faces.  When we asked our homeless guests and program residents why they were homeless, here’s what they said:

  • Loss of job
  • Lack of education
  • Lack of job skills
  • Legal problems
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Divorce
  • Released from jail
  • Fixed income
  • Mismanaged money
  • Gambling
  • Bad decisions
  • Strayed from God
  • Peer pressure
  • Kicked out of friend’s home
  • Bankruptcy
  • No car
  • Family problems
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse
  • Home condemned
  • Parent in jail
  • Sex
  • Mental illness
  • Injuries
  • Bad relationships
  • Death
  • No child support

Your giving allows Buffalo City Mission to reach out with comprehensive programs that address these and other problems.  By teaching adults and children new ways to cope and live, the Mission can help prevent future homelessness.