Summer PIT Count
Sign up to be apart of the PIT count in August 2019
For the first time ever the West Texas Homeless Network is doing a summer PIT count on August 29th, 2019. The difference between the January count and the August count is its time frame. The Summer PIT count will NOT be 24 hours. We will count from 6AM - 8PM. To increase productivity, the August count will have better volunteer groups. This will include a team captain who is experienced with PIT count to be a resource while you are out in the field.
We need volunteers - We cannot do this without the communities help.This data gathered on the homeless in Abilene serves as a basis for federal funding, for service and resource planning and to raise public awareness about homelessness.
We need donations - we are providing gift cards and bus passes for our homeless neighbors and are needing donations for that. We would also like to have waters and Gatorade to provide for both volunteers and our neighbors who participate in the count in this West Texas Summer Heat. If you are able to assist with donations or want to sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to be part of this amazing experience and help us to make Homelessness Rare, Brief, and Non-recurring in Abilene!
Point-In-Time Count for January 2019
Data Now Available!
We would not be able to conduct this count if it was not for our supportive community. We had close to 90 volunteers who took time out of their day to serve their community.
This one-day count is so very important for helping us in getting the data needed to secure the funding for the critical work of making homelessness Rare. Brief. Nonrecurring. in Abilene and Taylor County. It also shows us the need for our programs.
The Data for the 2019 PIT count is available now. Click below!
What is the Point-In-Time Count?
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 and transitional housing on a single night.
PIT data can provide insight into a community’s homeless population and service gaps. It provides a “snap shot” of what homelessness looks like on a single night in our community.
Here is our data from the 2017 and 2018 PIT Count for Taylor County