We are partnering with 2-1-1 to create 800 care packages that will be distributed to our homeless friends that provide feedback for surveys that are conducted during the Point-In-Time Count.
(To find out more about the Point-In-Time Count scroll down.)
Please help us collect 800 of the following items before December 2:
- AA and AAA Batteries - bundles of 4 - most common size that will be used for flashlights and radios
- Rain ponchos
- Ziploc bags
These items have been specifically requested because there is a high need among our homeless community.
Once these items are received we'll assemble them into packages before we deliver them to 2-1-1
What is the Point-In-Time Count?
The Point in Time (PIT) Count is a biennial tally of people without a home on a particular night. The results of the PIT count shape the county’s approach to ending homelessness. The PIT consists of 3 components:
- Counting unsheltered homeless
- Interviewing unsheltered homeless,
- Counting sheltered homeless
Why does it matter?
OC receives over 20 million dollars in HUD funding to house the homeless; in order to continue receiving these funds OC has to provide the PIT information every 2 years. The information is also used by elected officials, non-profits and private funders to guide the provision of services for the homeless.
When is the actual Point-In-Time Count?
Saturday, January 28, from 4:30 am to 9:00 am
If you would like to take part in the Point-In-Time count click here to become trained to volunteer | If you would like to RSVP to be a part of the assembly of the care packages click this link