An estimated 542 North Dakotan experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018 according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The YWCA Minot is taking a stand against homelessness and raising awareness of the issue.
Volunteers held cardboard signs depicting facts about the shelter, statistics, and stories. Their goal is to show the struggles that members of our community have faced and demonstrated that homelessness can happen to anyone.
“It’s moms who picked up in the middle of the night with their children, escaping domestic violence or people who maybe made a bad mistake ten years ago and are still paying for it. So, it’s people just like us who are just having a hard time and trying to get back on their feet,” says Ashley Boyd, Executive Director of YWCA Minot.
The YWCA Minot provided over 2,300 nights of shelter just last year for those in need.