South Plains Homeless Consortium to conduct 2019 Point-in-Time C

South Plains Homeless Consortium to conduct 2019 Point-in-Time Count

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

The South Plains Homeless Consortium will be conducting the 2019 Point-in-Time Count this Thursday, January 24, 2019. The Point-in-Time count is a national campaign where cities across the country attempt to count the homeless population in their communities, both sheltered and unsheltered.

The survey is conducted by volunteers who will administer the survey on the streets as well as in local shelters. The results are collected and sent to the Texas Homeless Network. An official count of Lubbock’s homeless will be released in the spring.

Sergeant Steven Bergen with the Lubbock Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team says, “The Point-in-Time Count is vital because it provides us an insight to the demographics and needs of the individuals who are homeless on our streets which in turn, gives us a roadmap on how to address the matter of homelessness in Lubbock.”

The South Plains Homeless Consortium is looking for volunteers to help conduct the annual count. The last volunteer training will be held at Open Door, 1916 13th, this evening from 5:30-6:30.

Last year, there were 74 volunteers who identified 333 individuals in the Point-in-Time count with the majority being over the age of 18.

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