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Interconnectedness of Homeless Subpopulations

INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF HOMELESS SUBPOPULATIONS Half (53%) of homeless female veterans have at least one major mental disorder Chronically homeless persons experience high rates of substance use disorders Chronic Homelessness Veterans experience higher rates of chronic homelessness than nonveterans Veteran (10.7%) (9.0%) Domestic violence survivors often lose One in five (19%) female veterans experience domestic violence their housing and are at risk of becoming chronically homeless Three in five (62%) Health Care for Homeless Veterans clients Domestic Violence Chronically homeless persons have high rates of mental illness have a substance use disorder (12.3%) Half (48%) of domestic violence survivors experience depression and two-thirds post-traumatic stress disorder (64%) One-quarter (24%) of homeless women who experienced either physical or sexual violence abuse drugs and alcohol; substance abuse can increase the risk of violence in families Substance Abuse Homeless mothers (23.6%) experiencing violence face heightened risk of HIV infection Mental Illness (17.8%) HIV/AIDS Persons with mental illness are less likely to practice HIV risk reduction and are at risk of infection; HIV-positive persons often develop depression (2.6%) Three in 10 (31%) HIV-positive homeless clinic clients were injection drug users One in 10 (11%) homeless families have a mental illness and substance abuse problem Percent of Sheltered 5.0% Homeless Adults in Subpopulations 2.5% 1.0% Darker colors refer to bidirectional connections.

Interconnectedness of Homeless Subpopulations

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Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD's 2010 CoC Homeless Assistance Programs—Homeless Populations and Subpopulations; Congressional Research Service, Veterans and Homelessne...




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