This article is 6 years old. It was published on January 21, 2016.
The St. Louis City Continuum of Care (CoC) is preparing for the 2016 Point in Time (PIT) and needs about 300 volunteers to survey persons experiencing homelessness either on the street or in sheltered facilities. The PIT Count is a federally mandated survey to determine the prevalence and characteristics of persons experiencing homelessness in the City of St. Louis. PIT helps the City's CoC better understand who is facing homelessness on a given night so that it can advocate for additional resources to provide services for the homeless population, ultimately working to end homelessness in our community.
Point In Time Count
Volunteer Training Day
Location for both PIT Count and Training Day
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Community, homeless and human service providers and law enforcement will participate as surveyors and team leaders. Representatives from the St. Louis City CoC, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Homeless Services Division with the City of St. Louis will be present.
- To fully understand homelessness in our region through data collection, and what it will take to help connect the most vulnerable people to appropriate services and to secure housing;
- To better allocate funding services and measure outcomes related to homelessness;
- To meet our reporting obligations to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Data from the PIT helps drive millions of dollars in federal funding to local service providers;and,
- To generate detailed reports for our community to ensure an accurate understanding of homelessness in the City of St. Louis.
About the St. Louis City Continuum of Care
The St. Louis City Continuum of Care (CoC) for Ending Homelessness is a broad based partnership to prevent people within the community from becoming homeless and to end homelessness in the St. Louis area. More than 60 organizations and individuals committed to this goal make up the body of the CoC. Through interagency coordination and collaboration, the CoC provides people experiencing housing crisis and homelessness with the appropriate level of housing and support services. Visit the Continuum of Care Website for more information.