Fast Facts

  • In the 2008 Point in Time Count, the N.C. Interagency Council for coordinating Homeless Programs reported 12,371 people identified as homeless with 4206 self-identifying themselves having a substance abuse disorder.
  • Nationally, approximately 3.5 million people are homeless, of which 1.35 million are children in a given year. (National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, 2007)
  • The cost of Hope Haven is $68 per day for a single, $88 for a family.  The cost of incarceration is $112 per person, per day… Treatment is cost effective and saves Mecklenburg County money
  • The cost of addiction in 2004 in NC was estimated to be $13,119,222,422. according to the National Office of Drug Control Policy!!!
  • 80% of residents completed on-site workforce vocational training and became employed.
  • 90% of children demonstrate steady progress in school after being at Hope Haven.
  • Hope Haven provides a supportive residential environment for individuals and families living with many co-occurring diseases and disabilities, many of whom were homeless.
  • State & Internationally certified Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Hope Haven’s families program keeps families intact and decreases the number of kids in the Foster Care system and the cycle of addiction in families.
  • Seven Hope Haven graduates have successfully built Habitat Homes over the past two years.
  • Over 100 Hope Haven residents obtained employment and paid an estimated $124,098 in employment taxes last year.
  • Drug abuse and related risk behaviors are among the nation’s most urgent public health priorities. Because drug addiction is a chronic disorder that ends in death when untreated, most successful programs include regular monitoring.