Point In Time Count Addresses Homelessness

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Saturday, January 24th

The Austin/Travis County Point in Time (PIT) Count is part of the national effort to eliminate street homelessness spearheaded by the Federal Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). By knowing who is on the street, where they are, and what they need, ECHO and its partner agencies can most effectively target services to those that need them the most. Teams generally consist of at least three members. Volunteers observe and count homeless individuals within a defined area of Austin or Travis County. Volunteers will choose from three available shifts.

§  Shift 1: Saturday, January 24th, from 3:00 to 7:00 a.m., downtown/urban areas

§  Shift 2: Saturday, January 24th, from 5:00 to 8:00 a.m., rural/suburban/urban areas

§  Shift 3: Saturday, January 24th, from 5:00 to 8:00 a.m., furthest parts of the county

ECHO will provide volunteer training and assign volunteers to areas they know well, if possible. All teams will receive maps, clipboards, pens, flashlights, and all necessary forms. All Volunteers will be required to attend at least one Volunteer Training prior to participating in the count. To register for the 2015 Point In Time Count, visit http://austinecho.org/get-involved/volunteer/.

 

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