On a cold Winter’s night in January 2014, nearly 578,424 were experiencing a state of homelessness in the United States. Of those homeless 216,197 were families, the rest individuals including
veterans. It was concluded around 15% of
the US population did not have a home.
What does “getting by” mean to someone who is
single homeless person in the United States can find shelter at a local rescue
ministry or Salvation Army, however, the process is complicated and can usually
be drawn out for days.There is a
specific hierarchy of importance by which most shelters abide by where women
with children and veterans are prioritized and usually have first access to
whatever is available. Others must call back on a daily basis and use valuable
minutes on these calls that could be otherwise used for possible employers. Most
resort to staying outdoors, sleeping underneath covered sidewalks on city
streets, on park benches, cars, or campsites; a dilemma that poses several
The experience in its entirety is
terrifying, exhausting, and dehumanizing. There is no guarantee that the next
day will be easy. One who is homeless
becomes invisible to society, susceptible to hate crime violence, assault, and
theft on a daily basis. They risk
becoming undernourished with no guarantee when the next meal will be. Those
homeless struggle with the human service systems attempting to keep
appointments with no transportation. Most find it difficult to merely find a
place to rest. People BECOME homeless when they lack the basic accommodations
to help them weather a common- crisis.
Homelessness is solvable. With rescues reaching
capacity there has been a need for a more accessible solution. AGI has designed
containerized units to fulfill an incredibly simple need: Shelter.
These metal boxes helped reshape global trade
as we now know it today by weathering through
the worst conditions and protecting what contents it held. Containers are cost
efficient, durable, and sustainable. With
our partners, we strive to push homelessness into an issue of the distant past
and restore wholeness to our communities.