Homeless men in San Marcos have a hard road to recovery in comparison with impoverished women and families.
Non-profits such as the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center offer a variety of services for abused women and their children. However, San Marcos does not have a full-time homeless shelter for the impoverished population.
From 2010 to 2012, 15.7 percent of the population was below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Linda Moraga, shelter manager for the Southside Community Center, said the lack of resources available for homeless men is the largest problem with poverty in San Marcos.