July 25 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 am
1-800-242-7334 ext. 1109
We need volunteers for the state-wide Point-in-Time Count on July 24th
On Wednesday July 24, 2019 , staff and volunteers from homeless shelters, community organizations, and community members will be conducting a count of homeless persons throughout Wisconsin. I am the lead for the Point in Time for Florence, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, and Shawano Counties. Start time is 12:00am (Wednesday July 24th night into Thursday July 25th) If you would like to volunteer or have questions please contact Erin Evosevich and please let her know what county you would be interested in helping with.
This is a really important activity, and often funding available for assisting persons who are homeless depends upon identifying the need in the community. That need is identified by the Point-in-Time count.
Anyone able to help should call Erin Evosevich at 800-242-7334 ext. 1109 or email email@example.com .
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 (July and January.)
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 in 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.