In collaboration with the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, MVA Health Centers, Inc. (Fairmont Clinic) will be coordinating a street count of individuals experiencing homelessness beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 4 p.m. until Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 4 p.m.
During this 24-hour period, volunteers and the local service agency staff will collect information on the homeless population in Marion County. The Point-In-Time Count seeks to identify the number of homeless individuals and families in the county. The count measures the needs of those experiencing homelessness and provides direction for future development of services. Results from the count provide agencies in the area with vital information to be able to seek funding to provide services for individuals experiencing homelessness.
In order to prepare for the Point-In-Time Count, MVA Health Centers, Inc. (Fairmont Clinic) will be leading a series of trainings that will enable volunteers to assist with the count. Volunteers will be equipped with skills to reach out to an assist this vulnerable population.
For more information on volunteering for the Point-In-Time Count, contact Michael White at MVA Health Centers by email at Gary.White@MVAHealth.org.
For more information about MVA’s work to care for the homeless, please visit our Stabilization Program page.