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Homeless Count Saturday, January 26th, Volunteers are Needed

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 22 2019 1:02 PM

Our work continues on to end homelessness in the Wiregrass area. The next phase will be January 26, 2019 starting at 10:00am at The Harbor located at 320 North Foster Street in Dothan. We need your help.

 

Each year, HUD (The US Dept of Housing & Urban Development) asks communities across the nation to count the homeless—those without a physical address at a particular point in time. It is called the annual Point In Time Count (PIT) for short.  SEACH (The Southeast Alabama Coalition for the Homeless) has arranged for the PIT count to take place on Saturday, January 26th.


The Point in Time (PIT) Count greatly affects funding, both private and public, for homeless services and affects the methodology of those services. A thorough count is crucial in identifying and understanding both the progress we’ve made and the gaps within our services. Who do we count? Homeless persons that are Sheltered (emergency shelter or transitional housing clients) and Unsheltered (living in place not meant for human habitation)

 

On Saturday, January 26th at 10 a.m., volunteer groups will be assigned geographic areas and begin our journey to count the Wiregrass homeless. Please bring as many volunteers as you can. There will be a brief training then we will move forward to complete the surveys. We expect to be finished with the count around noon and to be completely finished around 1 or 1:30 p.m.

 

Thank you for volunteering to help count the homeless in the Wiregrass Area!

 

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