There are 1,061 homeless people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, 368 are under the age of 18. (based on census taken in 2015)
Nearly one out of every 3 homeless people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties is a minor. Ocean County had a 21% increase in homeless youths in 2015 compared to the prior year.
In NJ there are 10,211 homeless people. NJ categorized homeless as being either sheltered (in temporary shelter including motels or transitional housing) or unsheltered (living in cars, parks, camp grounds, bus stations and abandoned buildings).
Nearly half of both counties' homeless report having challenges including mental and physical disabilities, substance abuse and other problems.
One in every 10 people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties receives "emergency" food from the FoodBank's network of pantries, soup kitchens and other agencies.