We need volunteers for the statewide Point In Time Homeless Count on Thursday, January 25th 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.! Staff and volunteers from homeless shelters and community organizations will be conducting a count of homeless persons in Florence, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano Counties.
Anyone able to help in these areas please call 800-242-7334 ext. 1109.
What: A Point in Time count is a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness during a designated one-night period. Wisconsin conducts this count twice per year (January and July).
Why: It is intended to capture a minimum amount of information on the homeless population in order to create a “snapshot” of what homelessness looks like a neighborhood, city or state. The data collected through the Point in Time process is reported in the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) that is provided to the U.S. Congress. Homeless information is also reported to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and is utilized to develop the Housing Inventory Chart for the Balance of State Continuum of Care.
Who: This count is intended to include persons that are homeless and are living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, safe havens for the homeless, domestic violence shelters, or who are unsheltered living on the streets or any other place not meant for human habitation.
Where: All across the state of Wisconsin and across the country the Point in Time is conducted by volunteers.