WHAT IS THE POINT IN TIME COUNT?
The Point In Time Count (PIT Count) is an annual census of the homeless population across the country. Early in the morning of January 24th, 2020, scores of volunteers will head out across the city of Reading and Berks County to count as many people experiencing unsheltered homelessness as possible. Volunteers will count people sleeping in cars, tents, parks, under bridges, and on the streets. The information from this count is used to guide public policy and is vital for securing resources to help end homelessness in our community.
We are in need of volunteers again and are hoping you will consider helping out this year. In past years we have mainly focused on homeless within the city. This year we would like to spread our wings even further and explore more area within the county. We will be asking for input from county social service agencies and other groups who may have interactions with the homeless population. If you have any ideas as to how we can best engage and find people experiencing homelessness outside of the city OR if you would like to volunteer, please contact Tracey York or Mike Noll from BCEH. We are very interested in your input and desire to have a well organized and efficient point in time day.