2018 Point In Time (PIT) Count of Homeless Persons

What is the PIT Count? “The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a …

Vending machines for the homeless coming to U.S. in 2018

Author: NEW YORK (CBSMiami) Published: December 29, 2017 2:28 PM EST A British charity that has designed a special vending machine that dispenses goods to the homeless is bringing their creation to the United States in 2018. Action Hunger unveiled their new machine in a Nottingham shopping center on December …

Bussed Out – How America moves its homeless

Each year, US cities give thousands of homeless people one-way bus tickets out of town. An 18-month nationwide investigation by the Guardian reveals, for the first time, what really happens at the journey’s end. Quinn Raber arrived at a San Francisco bus station lugging a canvas bag containing all of …

2018 Point In Time (PIT) Count Information

What is the PIT Count? The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a …

2017 Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service

The Homeless Coalition, in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Partnership, is holding its Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial this Thursday, December 21st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The service is being held at the Homeless Coalition at 1476 Kenesaw Street in Port Charlotte. This annual service is held on the first day …

No Longer Homeless, but Still Struggling in School

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS For homeless children, the negative effects don’t end when they move into a new home. Formerly homeless students continue to struggle in school for years, scoring as poorly on state tests as their peers with no place to live, according to a study from the Education …

2018 Point In Time (PIT) Count Volunteers Needed

The 2018 Point In Time (PIT) Count is the annual count of homeless persons in Charlotte County. This count is done in order to help inform federal, state, and local governments on the current state of homelessness and directly influences the amount of funding allocated to prevent and end homelessness …

Meet the Board – Suzanne Roberts

Suzanne is the CEO of Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic.  She came to Charlotte County from St. Augustine, FL. Suzanne’s professional history includes 20+ years of experience in the field of human services and healthcare, with increasing executive management responsibilities, including national assignments with multiple honors and recognition. Suzanne …