Did you know?

Socks are the #1 most requested item among unhoused individuals. We are honored to donate our socks to help Lava Mae deliver hygiene and rekindle dignity for those in need.


In society there are many myths and stereotypes that exist around people experiencing homelessness. Contrary to what many believe this is what the face of homelessness looks like today:

  • 80% of people experiencing homelessness are only temporarily homeless.

  • 37% are homeless for a week or less; 66%
    are homeless for 30 days or less.

  • Families now comprise more than 30% of the overall homeless population.

  • People aged 50+ living on the streets now make up 31% of the homeless population.

  • More than 1.2 million students are homeless;
    nearly 76,000 live without parents or guardians.

  • Of the 565,000 homeless people in the U.S, about 40% are women; 57% report that domestic or sexual violence was the immediate cause of their homelessness.