Alexander's Experience with the PIT Homeless Count
Our research on child and youth homelessness illuminated the importance of the Point-In-Time or PIT count in tallying the number of sheltered and unsheltered people living in America on a single night of January. This monumental task provides data required by HUD's Continuum of Care Coalition on the number of people experiencing homelessness in different locations in order to inform funding disbursement and housing program development. It is difficult to identify and count persons who are in these situations and even more challenging to do so when dependent on volunteer efforts to cover a county the size of Westchester with 45 municipalities.
Our MSW intern, Alexander Ingram, volunteered his time to participate in the recent PIT count in Westchester County and shared details of his experience through the lens of a graduate social work student with considerable advocacy and program management experience.
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Alexander Ingram, WCA MSW Intern
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