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2020 Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count
January 23 @ 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
The PIT Count determines the types of services needed for homeless programs and secures program funding and support.HUD requires Continuums of Care to conduct this count and to collect some basic demographic information from each person counted.We assemble teams made up of experienced service providers and community volunteers to canvass Polk County in search of unsheltered citizens experiencing homelessness and (in shifts) conduct interviews within their assigned geographic area.What Can You Do? VOLUNTEER. 200+ volunteers are needed.Sign up to volunteer at Sherrita@polkhomeless.org or 863.687.8386 ext. 1012Attend a volunteer training to prepare you for the count. Help make a difference.THE HOMELESS COALITION OF POLK COUNTY, INC. (HCPC) IS A 501(C)3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT FACILITATES THE COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION AMONG ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE HOMELESS POPULATION OF POLK COUNTY, FL. HCPC IS THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE LAKELAND/WINTER HAVEN/POLK COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE, AND MANAGES THE HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (HMIS) DATABASE FOR THE CONTINUUM.
- January 23
5:00 am - 5:00 pm