Homeward is the planning and coordinating organization for homeless services in the greater Richmond region, and they need your help!
January Point-In-Time Count in RVA
"Understanding what regional data says about individuals and families experiencing homelessness is critical in building an effective community-wide response. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities to conduct periodic counts of people experiencing homelessness. This data is compiled both locally and nationally to inform programs, planning, and funding. Homeward has coordinated Greater Richmond's Point-in-Time (PIT) count since 1999, and since 2007, has conducted both a summer and a winter count to better understand the changing nature of homelessness over time."
Our volunteers will survey individuals:
at emergency shelters on January 24th
in early AM and afternoon street outreach on Jan. 25
St. Paul's Episcopal Church's lunch program on Jan. 25
First Baptist Church's dinner program on Jan. 25
- In PM street outreach on Jan. 25
Training sessions will be held in advance.
At the event, we will offer those experiencing homelessness care packages which contain lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, hand sanitizer, combs, brushes, socks, scarves and hats.