POINT IN TIME COUNT – January 29, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Information on the Count and Volunteering, including registration and training can be found here.
Every year, Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (HSN), as the lead agency for the Central Florida Continuum of Care (FL-507), conducts a Point In Time count. The Point In Time count is conducted to provide a comprehensive count of how many persons are homeless in emergency shelter, in homeless transitional housing, and in places not meant for human habitation on any given night. The Point in Time Count provides the information needed to help us understand the nature and extent of homelessness in our Continuum of Care (Orange, Osceola & Seminole Counties) and the resources needed to prevent and end homelessness.
The count is scheduled for Thursday, January 29th, at 6:00 p.m. and will end on Friday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m.
Some of the volunteer opportunities include:
- Volunteers will be assigned to a 2 to 4 person team for a 3 hour shift (6:00-9:00 pm) to walk and/or drive around in designated neighborhoods administering the PIT “Street” Count survey to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
- Conduct surveys at a homeless service centers
- Conduct surveys at public locations and service centers
A training session is required.
Next Continuum of Care Meeting – Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
The next CoC meeting takes place Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Pathlight Kitchen, 3200 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. with coffee and peer networking beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The agenda for the meeting includes news and discussion on happenings in our Continuum of Care, including updates on membership, HMIS and Coordinated Assessment.
A training for Point in Time Count immediately follows the meeting.
We look forward to seeing our Continuum membership at the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please check this website as handouts from the meeting will be posted here after the meeting.