Homelessness is an important issue in our region and one SBCS has been deeply involved in for decades. As in past years, SBCS will be the coordination lead in the South County region for the annual County-wide #WeAllCount Point in Time Count (PITC) to be returning to in-person outreach this year on February 24th, 2022.
The Star News highlighted this effort in their January 7th article, “In-Person Head Count Resumes in 22“.
Excerpt from the article:
“SBCS Communications Director Mindy Wright said the agency, formerly known as South Bay Community Services and now working across the county has “staff on the ground working to serve people experiencing homelessness year-round who have built trusting relationships with these folks” and might be able to obtain more details about individual situations during the annual count.
“Those details can help us better serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness,” Wright said.
Wright also said the PITC count has potential to bring increased public focus to the homeless population and provides an opportunity for area residents to listen to and learn from their unsheltered neighbors.”
The purpose of #WeAllCount is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. We hope that by collecting this data, we can progress in making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.
If you’d like to volunteer for this year’s count, or would like more information on the count, please visit the #WeAllCount webpage.