Homeless Count Saturday, January 25th, Volunteers are Needed

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DOTHAN, Ala (WTVY) Attempts continue to end homelessness in the Wiregrass area. The next phase will be January 25, 2020 starting at 10:00 am at The Harbor located at 320 North Foster Street in Dothan.

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 25th.

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. Those accommodated for include: Homeless persons that are Sheltered (emergency shelter or transitional housing clients) and Unsheltered (living in place not meant for human habitation)

On Saturday, January 25th at 10 a.m., volunteer groups will be assigned geographic areas and begin their journey to count the Wiregrass homeless. Volunteers are greatly needed. There will be a brief training then survey completion. Expected finish time is between 1-1:30pm

Contact Kody Kirchhoff at 334-805-9854 or Vickie Alleman at 334-440-9109 for more information.