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Survey says more women, older clients being served in rescue missions

 

(RNS) The nation's rescue missions have seen an increase in women clients and are finding older people need their services more, a new survey by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions shows.

In 2004, 23 percent of clients were women, compared to 18 percent in 1994.

The 15th annual Snapshot Survey of the Homeless, involving 20,500 individuals, also showed that mission clients are generally older than they were in the past.