Senior Homelessness

Senior Homelessness Survey

According to Wilder Research and many other studies, one of the fastest rising segments of the homeless population is seniors 55+. In our conversations with various shelter providers we are learning that this is presenting challenges in facility management, shelter staffing, and case management services.

Open Your Heart is looking into this issue and is considering a Special Project that would direct funds to shelters and other providers impacted by this demographic change. We will be attending Continuum of Care meetings and other community meetings to hear first-hand from providers, but would appreciate it if you would be willing to answer a few questions in the short survey linked below.

Survey results will be invaluable as we work to identify needs and remedies. If you could complete it ASAP, I would appreciate it. As always, please feel free to contact us directly if you want to discuss, asks questions, etc.  Also, feel free to forward this survey to anyone you think might be interested in answering it.

Here is the survey link:

Thank you for all of your hard work on behalf of homeless people across Minnesota.

Jessica Mathias

Executive Director
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless
122 Franklin Avenue West, Suite 610
Minneapolis, MN 55404
p 612-338-5577