Homeless Profile in Chilliwack
According to the FVRD survey, people living homeless in Canada at any given time will be comprised of several groups, including, but not limited to, persons with severe addictions and/or mental illness, families, seniors, children, youth, persons with disabilities, and aboriginals.
In Chilliwack, the gender distribution of homeless people surveyed breaks down into 64% males and 34% females.
In terms of age, the single biggest proportion (43%) of homeless respondents in 2014, fell in the age category 19 years and younger. This high proportion of homelessness youth is unique to Chilliwack in the context of FVRD communities included in this survey.