January 24rd & 24th is the annual point-in-time count of those who are experiencing homelessness in Chittenden County.
• Place: Throughout Chittenden County
• Date: January 23rd & 24th, 2019
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. Each count throughout the country is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. Federal HUD funding for homeless services is tied to the count, making it a particularly important effort.
Right now we are conducting outreach to let the general public know that the count is happening and to let people experiencing homelessness know how to be counted. For this count to succeed, each homeless person must be known to someone and through that relationship, assessed for their status on the night of January 23rd or the next day. This "knowing" may come through established relationships with providers who are participating in the count, but it can also come through local persons of compassion, those serving in churches, libraries, food shelves, medical offices and elsewhere, who have conversations with homeless persons, and know who they are.
If you know someone who is homeless, or your group wants to help, PLEASE CALL 2-1-1.
Accompanying this press release is a flyer that can be posted widely.