Wednesday, 01 February, 2017
Point In Time
Community Connections Coordinated Entry Outreach/CABHI teams collaborated with The Community Partnership organizations other social services organizations in the 2017 Point-in-Time count. Community Connections led the effort to canvas the Southwest Waterfront area; made contacts in assessing the level of homelessness and vulnerability in that area and documented the contact with these individuals. The data was quantified to shape the efforts in that area as relates to the allocation of resources to tackle the issue. Overall, Community Connections made contact with 15 individuals whom have been identified and placed in a database; Community Connections continues to outreach and reengage theses individuals to assess needs and provide linkage or path to housing. Community Connections looks forward to this yearly event to impact and respond to the needs of our community.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a yearly count of shelter end unsheltered individuals in the District. It is encouraged that all Continuums of Care agencies and organization to participate and conduct the count to provide critical feedback about the nature and needs of persons experiencing homelessness in their areas. The primary purpose of the PIT count is to get the most accurate picture possible of the number of homeless persons in this country and several communities around the country engage in this goal; the PIT count is one of the many ways to get a snapshot of the level of homelessness and help track our progress.