Point in Time Count

Del Norte County is taking part in the national Point in Time Count from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Veterans Hall, 810 H St. in Crescent City.

The Point in Time Count is an annual nationwide event scheduled for one day in January, as prescribed by the Housing and Urban Development for Continuum of Care organizations.

Organizers conduct surveys of the county’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless population in an effort to identify and understand the needs related to homelessness.

The Department of Health and Human Services, along with volunteers and community organizations, coordinate the event in Del Norte County. The main count is Jan. 28, followed by several additional surveys conducted at various other county locations in the days following.

The survey is anonymous and collects only basic information related to homelessness in the community. Answering a few questions over five minutes helps officials identify strengths and gaps in the county’s homeless assistance system.

Local resource agencies will be available to answer questions and provide services.

There will also be a “share table” with free items, such as clothing and other essentials. The limited food and share table items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A small meal will be provided.

For more information, call the Department of Health and Human Services at 707-464-3191, either Ext. 2611 or Ext. 2621.

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