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People needed to count homeless

In collaboration with the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, Health Right will coordinate a street count of individuals experiencing homelessness beginning at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 until 3:59 p.m. Jan. 26.

During this 24-hour period, volunteers and local service agency staff will collect information on the homeless population in Monongalia 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 the future development of services. Results from the county 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, Health Right will lead training that will enable volunteers to assist with the count. Volunteers will be equipped with the skills to reach out to and assist this vulnerable population.

For more information on volunteering or training for the Point-in-Time Count contact Cassidy Thompson at