Annually, the Missoula At-Risk Housing Coalition conducts a survey of the homeless in our area. Most of the interviews are conducted in homeless shelters by case workers. The following are samples of the results. (Further data can be found at http://www.mthomeless.org/2013/. The current data is at the bottom of the page. Missoula is District 11). Assistance with understanding the data.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, approximately half of the homeless have mental health issues, and about one quarter have chronic, serious mental illness.