2018 Point in Time Count

Volunteer to help us bring an end to homelessness!

The Point-in-Time Count helps identify the housing and service needs  of the homeless population in our community. Volunteers will be assigned to a team to help count and administer surveys to homeless persons living on the streets and in emergency shelters. We count because we HAVE to understand homelessness in our community in order to end it. The Point-In-Time Count provides vital information required by HUD to fund solutions and strategies in the ongoing fight to end homelessness.

Volunteers are vital to the success of the count!

Volunteer Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the count on January 24th, 2018.
  • Interact with and survey people experiencing homelessness in a safe and respectful manner
  • Pass out hygiene kits to survey participants
  • Complete a mandatory 2 hour Volunteer Training on one of the following dates:
    • Thursday, January 4th 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Charleston County Main Library- Meeting Room B
    • Thursday, January 11th 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Charleston County Main Library- Meeting Room B
    • Saturday January 13th 10:00am-12:00pm at One 80 Place Conference Room

Volunteers sign up HERE!

2017 Point in Time Count

The Lowcountry Homeless Coalition (LHC) is a group of homeless service providers that operate in the southeastern part of South Carolina. LHC covers 7 counties, including Charleston County, which is home to the Charleston metropolitan area that has a population of 664,607 and has a significant military, student, and tourist presence. In 2017, 36 projects from 21 organizations participated in the PIT Count. In total, 425 individuals were reported homeless by LHC.

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