The annual homeless Point in Time Count is just two weeks away! Local community leaders are scheduling training meetings on the forms and process for this years count. If you want to help, reach out as soon as possible!
WHAT: Annually, on one night in January, there is a count of a homeless people throughout the state of Maine.
WHY: Counting families, youth, veterans, senior citizens and others who are homeless gives us a better understanding of the factors contributing to homelessness in our communities. The information collected helps us in our work to end homelessness.
HOW: There are two count methods this year:
- On the night of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, compassionate volunteers will be available throughout Maine to survey homeless members of our communities.
- On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018 and Friday, January 26, 2018, volunteers will be located at various service centers throughout Maine to meet with homeless people and gather important information for the count.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the count. For more information or to volunteer for the count, please contact: ">Rob Liscord with Preble Street Veteran Housing Services