FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2019

Contact: Gaither Stephens
Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (941) 626-0220 x3
[email protected]

2020 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT OF HOMELESS PERSONS
Volunteers needed to survey Charlotte County homeless

Charlotte County, FL – On January 30th, 2019 at 7am, volunteers, local social service agencies, and local law enforcement will go throughout Charlotte County to survey local homeless persons. These surveys are used to collect data and raw numbers on the current state of homelessness in the community.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that every community conducts a count of homeless persons annually in order to allocate appropriate resources to get people safe, housed, and off the streets. -CEO, Angela Hogan-

The ability to accurately assess the current state of homelessness in Charlotte County directly relates to the amount of resources dedicated to the local community from national sources.

We need as many volunteers as possible. Without the help of amazing volunteers in our community, there would be no Point in Time Count. Without the count, there wouldn’t be assistance. It’s that cut and dry. -CTO, Gaither Stephens-

Gulf Coast Partnership will hold trainings on two days in January to prepare volunteers for the count. The trainings will be held on January 16th and January 20th at 9am, both will be held at the Charlotte Community Foundation located at 227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL. Volunteers only need to attend one training in order to participate in the count.

Those interested in volunteering should call Gaither Stephens at (941) 626-0220 x3, email him at [email protected], or simply show up to one of the two trainings.

The Gulf Coast Partnership works to prevent and end homelessness in Charlotte County.