Solid Ground has just released its 2009 statistical snapshot of the folks we serve and our impact in helping them overcome homelessness, hunger and other attributes of poverty. You can see the document here:
For those who are familiar with this report from past years, you’ll note a drastic increase in the number of people served (about 20,000 more than last year!). This is due to a number of factors: expanded programming to respond to increased community need during the Great Recession, more accurate data collection and, most significantly, a large expansion in the number of Access routes our Seattle Personal Transit program handles via its contract with Metro.
The report also gives some snapshot information about the racial and language diversity represented by the people who come to Solid Ground.