The purpose of the Point-in-Time (PIT Count) is to obtain a snapshot census of people experiencing homelessness in the Toledo community on one night in January.
The count includes people who, on the night of the count, are:
- Sheltered (living in emergency shelters or transitional housing) or
- Unsheltered (staying out doors or places not designed for habitation including vehicles, streets, parks and abandoned buildings)
The PIT Count is an essential element in our effort to end homelessness, as the data gathered from this census shows us so much more than how many people are homeless in Toledo - we also learn more about who is homeless and why. The Point In Time Count presents a great opportunity to raise awareness of the myriad challenges our homeless citizens face, hear personal experiences from those experiencing homelessness, and demonstrate the compassion and generosity of the Toledo community!
What to expect:
Volunteers will conduct surveys of people experiencing homelessness to connect them to services to resolve their housing crisis.
All volunteers are required to attend a training prior to the count.
The training includes information on how to engage vulnerable populations, basic information about the count, and how to complete surveys via a mobile app.
Much more information, FAQs, training resources, etc., will be provided at the training sessions. Thank you for your help in ensuring that every individual experiencing homelessness counts!
- Volunteer Training:
- January 16th
- Time: 1pm
- Location: Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board, 1946 N. 13th St., #437
- Additional training may be added depending on need. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested but cannot attend scheduled training.