Stats & Data

Data collection is important to Eddy House.

Data tells us a story. Without data, we have no idea if our agency is effective.
Data helps us draw conclusions, see patterns, identify opportunities, and provide best-practice services. For example, if we know the education history of our clients, we can determine whether or not young people qualify for a high school diploma or if they would be better served with GED/HISET courses.

Eddy House Data

Eddy House relies on internal and external data to inform all programming and services as well as to educate the general public about the challenges our youth face while homeless. Additionally, we use data to illustrate gaps in funding with our local, state, and federal governments. Our community benefits from accurate data. Eddy House is proud to be a leader in data collection. Youth experiencing homelessness is a growing population in Northern Nevada. Eddy House is the current leader in gathering data, statistics, and assessments on these youth. At Eddy House, we strive to provide accurate information on what we do and how effective it is in the lives of our youth. Data tells us a story. Data helps us draw conclusions, see patterns, identify opportunities, and provide best-practice services. With the opening of our new building and offering services 24-hours, we are collecting more information and constantly evaluating the effectiveness of what we do. Our data collection is driven by our mission to solve youth homelessness in Northern Nevada.

There is approximately 53,000 homeless youth in the United States, with more than 3,500 in Reno. Homeless youth suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Young people run a greater risk of being homeless if:

  • Their parents struggle with substance abuse or suffer mental illness
  • Are victims of child abuse or neglect
  • The child was homeless previously
  • Identify with the LGBT community
  • Have been in foster care

Washoe County Data

Every January, Eddy House participates in The Point-In-Time Count is an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The count was designed to capture a “snapshot” of the current homeless population in a given county. The data collected is used to develop and fund housing and supportive programs for those in need.

In Washoe County, we do a special Youth Count. This count represents a typical day at Eddy House and we use the information collected to support the data we collect every day.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development mandates this surveying. In addition to local reports, HUD releases an annual report on Homelessness that includes PIT Data from all counts.

Additional Eddy House Statistics for 2019

  • 519 Unduplicated Youth Served
  • 64% Male, 35% Female, 1% Gender Non-Binary
  • 87% were between the ages of 18-24
  • 85% reported they felt safer living on the streets than in their homes
  • 72% have been trafficked for sex or labor
  • 51% have been in foster care at some point
  • 61% became homeless before the age of 18
  • 64% have received mental health services
  • 61% lost a loved one in the past 12 months

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