For 24 hours, from noon on January 29 to noon on January 30, 2013, the Coalition will conduct its annual Point-in-Time Count of the homeless in Volusia and Flagler Counties.
The Point-in-Time Count is a 24-hour snapshot count of the number of families and individuals living on the street, in cars, or sleeping in places not ordinarily meant to accommodate human beings. The count also includes the numbers of families and individuals living in emergency shelter or transitional housing.
Dozens of trained volunteers and law enforcement personnel visit parks, bridges, homeless encampments, day labor organizations, libraries and other locations to visually count and document people experiencing homelessness.
When possible, volunteers administer a survey to homeless individuals gathering demographic and situational information. The survey data is compiled and used by the community and service agencies to plan housing and services delivery and seek needed.
Point-in-Time Count volunteers and staff make special efforts to identify veterans and vulnerable populations (the disabled, children and youth, etc.) and provide resource information and assistance.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Carol Haase (firstname.lastname@example.org).