Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Rochester, NY … Let’s Make Everyone Count
Every year just after New Year’s the NY State Continuums of Care brings all of its members and other community partners together to try to count how many homeless are in Rochester both in shelter and not (in the streets). This street outreach effort, is known as the Point in Time count. A large band of volunteers will be sent out in groups and designated to a specific area of the city, where they will comb the streets, underpasses, alleyways, etc. in that area looking for homeless individuals and/or signs of homelessness (for example, tents, make-shift encampments, etc…) Each year our goal is to provide each person encountered during Project Homeless Count with a back pack of supplies, which have been donated by the community over the past several months.
About Point in Time
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 single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.
What you can do
The project is still in great need of volunteers and leaders. Those interested in supporting this important event may contact Rebecca.email@example.com. Local efforts will be coordinated at Trillium Health at 259 Monroe Ave.
About Catholic Family Center: Catholic Family Center (CFC) is Greater Rochester’s largest provider of comprehensive family services. Each year we assist tens of thousands of our neighbors, relatives and friends as they work to remain or become healthy, productive, participating members of our community. We serve all people—regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, age, ability or gender. Our programs work together to address the many issues of human need across all stages of life.
Kathy Cronin Grant
Director of Marketing & Communications
87 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
P: (585) 546-7220 x7003