2018 Project Homeless Connect and Point in Time Count
On Thursday, January 25th, the 11th annual Project Homeless Connect will take place from 9am-2pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 S. Andresen Road in Vancouver. Project Homeless Connect is a one-day service event offering housing information, dental care, vision exams and glasses, haircuts, help signing up for social service benefits, employment resources, clothing, hygiene kits, foot washing, and a meal to Clark County’s homeless. New this year is supervised childcare. Anyone without a home is welcome to attend!
Every year on the same day as Project Homeless Connect, we coordinate the Point In Time (PIT) count. The PIT gives a snapshot of what homelessness looks like in our community by sending out teams of staff & volunteers travel to 10 zones within our community and ask people about themselves including their last zip code, demographics, and circumstances that contributed to them becoming homeless. An important aspect of the count is to “unduplicate” people who may be counted more than once.