Homeless people will be counted and given personal items

The annual “Point-In-Time Count” will take place statewide Wednesday.

Locally, the event will include service agencies and community partners in St. Joseph County collecting information about homeless individuals they encounter during business hours.

In addition, the St Joseph County Housing Task Force is preparing to count people who are homeless or unsheltered on the streets and in shelters countywide from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

During the evening street count, volunteers will seek persons who are homeless or living in their cars, as well as those dwelling at retail establishments such as laundromats, grocery stores, gas stations, fast-food restaurants and other areas commonly known for congregation. People who are homeless that are on the streets or living out of cars will be given a bag of emergency and personal items.

The information gathered during the PIT Count provides a valuable snapshot to the state of the extent of homelessness in our region and informs support service providers on the priorities to prevent and end homelessness.

Check Also

Legislature again OKs tax cuts; Whitmer floats $500 rebate

Both Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Michigan Legislature proposed new plans to cut …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.