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We Need Your Help!

Point-In-Time Count for January 2019

We would not be able to conduct this count if it was not for our supportive community. We need volunteers to make this happen and we have not quite met our goal yet. We still need thirty more volunteers to cover all the shifts and locations for the 2019 count in our region. Training will be provided and you will work as part of a team.

Please use the link below to register your availability to help on January 24th for the Point In Time Survey of our homeless neighbors in Abilene-Taylor County.

PIT Volunteer Survey Registry

Please share this service opportunity with others who are interested in helping people. Put your own team together. 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.

The Abilene-Taylor County PIT Committee members are still seeking donations of gift cards ($10 each) from places like United Supermarket, Dollar General, etc. to be provided as a thank you to those who complete the survey. If you’d like to help by providing gift cards, or have additional questions, please email: tiffany@abilenehopehaven.org


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 a link to the 2018 PIT Data for Taylor County 

https://wthn.communityos.org/cms/system/files/PIT%20Combined%202018_0.pdf

Here is a link to the 2017 PIT Data for Taylor County 

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/654ac0fb3403c3342de9e67c4/files/05aa28da-2f7b-42cd-8cb1-06907d7b3c34/2017_PIT_Report_.pdf