Homelessness can force people into isolation, which affects their ability to share, communicate their thoughts, and work with others.
When a homeless person gets involved in football, they build relationships; they become teammates who learn to trust and share. They have a responsibility to attend training sessions and games, to be on time, and to be prepared to participate. They feel that they are part of something larger than themselves.
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A survey of Homeless World Cup players showed that:
- 94% say the Homeless World Cup positively impacted their lives
- 83% improved social relations with family and friends
- 77% changed their lives significantly because of their involvement with football
- 71% continue to play the sport
The reach of the Homeless World Cup Foundation extends much further than the 500 players who attend the annual event. The Homeless World Cup Foundation movement includes:
- 74 National Partners
- Working in 450+ locations
- With 100,000 homeless people involved every year
The Homeless World Cup Foundation has impacted the lives of one million homeless people around the globe since our founding more than a decade ago.