On January 28th and 29th, the Point In Time (PIT) count will count those experiencing homelessness to help communities understand trends and respond to the needs of people experiencing literal homelessness. It also raises public awareness, promotes collaboration across seven counties, and reminds the community that Everyone Counts!
Trained volunteers and staff interview individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness using a standardized survey form. Events will be held at multiple locations to administer the survey and provide meals, services, clothing, supplies, and resource connection (see the above image for events in Jefferson County), and staff and volunteers will also reach out to individuals in shelters, service agencies, or in locations where those experiencing homelessness are known to frequent.
Community, faith-based, and government organizations use the information collected from the Point-in-Time study to inform policies, apply for services and programs funding, and tell the story of those experiencing both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in our community.
The Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) is coordinating the efforts and coverage across Denver's 7-county region, with coordinators from each area and additional supports from service agencies.
For more information about the PIT count, view previous PIT reports, or to volunteer or find services, visit the MDHI PIT website here.