More Than a Number: Point-in-Time Counts of the Homeless
Each year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires Continuum of Care (CoC) organizations to count the number of people, nationwide, experiencing homelessness in the geographic are that they serve through the Point-in-Time (PIT) count.
In January, the PIT count includes a nationwide count of people served in homeless shelter programs as well as a count of people who are unsheltered. The effort involves mobilizing staff and volunteers who canvass the streets and other settings to identify and count people experiencing homelessness. Each year, The Ark has conducted the unsheltered count of homeless as well as the count of homeless sheltered at The Ark during the PIT count.
The pandemic has been a major disrupter of homeless system operations. The 2021 Point-In-Time count has been affected and will proceed differently than it has in previous years. The Ark will report numbers of homeless at The Ark but there will not be an in person canvas of unsheltered homeless.
If you know of anyone experiencing homelessness in our area, please let us know. To help with unsheltered counts of the homeless population, reach out to The Ark by phone 336-527-1637. Thank you for helping us so we can help those in need!
Make an impact- Just by donating your change!
Donating your spare change from your credit or debit card is an easy way to help our guests at The Ark! It is very easy to sign up & every little bit helps! Check out this link to get signed up- https://roundup.app/p/thearkelkin
Dr. C. Browne introduced us to this app & new way of receiving donations! Every Wednesday she is cooking us a meal & delivering it! Check out her website & blog to learn more about what all she does for the community- agelessherbs.com
Thank you, Dr. Browne!!
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