Our thoughts on PIT counts & getting to know our homeless by name to give them hope!
We can’t end homelessness without knowing every person on our streets by name and learning what services, subsidies and supports will help them access and maintain permanent housing. Federal aggregate data is important to help us accurately identify the national scope of homelessness, but local organizations also need much more specific data to house their homeless neighbors quickly and efficiently.
This is how our street ministries operate, relationship ministry we call it!
We are elated to see the National Alliance promoting this especially at the time of the infamous Point in Time Counts going on at this time of year!
While we aren’t sure how our own CoC & CSAH are engaging the community for this count we do know that other communities have, like Atlanta, engaged their Hands on Atlanta organization to recruit some additional volunteers to do a more accurate count! Note: we have a Hands on Savannah…
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