We need your help!
The Northwest Michigan Continuum of Care is a collaboration of local non-profit agencies, organizations, and individuals who work to house people experiencing homelessness. Every year communities all around the United States take a day during the last week of January to concentrate efforts on identifying as many people as possible who are living on the streets, in the woods, and in places not meant for human habitation. This effort is called the Point in Time Count or PIT.
The PIT count is important to our community for several reasons:
This year the Point in Time Count is Wednesday, January 31st.. During that day there will be volunteers working all around our community with hopes of locating and/or making contact with as many folks who are living in places that are not meant for continual human habitation as possible. In preparation for that day, we ask that you:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email, text or call and leave a message for our PIT Coordinator Tina Allen at email@example.com or 231-499-1213.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!
(RESOURCES WILL BE UPDATED FOR 2018 BY EARLY JANUARY
#1-PRE-PIT COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS USE THESE (Must complete assignment between January 15th and 31st) :
The Northwest Michigan Homelessness Continuum of Care is seeking VOLUNTEERS to reach out to local businesses and agencies in preparation for the annual Point In Time count of people living on the streets, woods, and in places that are not safe as permanent housing. Volunteers need reliable transportation and must complete the assignment between January 15th and 30th. They will be provided with an assignment list of specific locations, brief training, and all needed supplies. To VOLUNTEER, follow the links below to choose the geographic area you would like to serve.
Volunteering? Please watch this 11 minute video first!
Accompanying Power Point
Do's and Don'ts of PIT Community Outreach
Post-Outreach Feedback Form
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Antrim/Kalkaska
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Charlevoix/Emmet
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Grand Traverse/Leelanau
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Manistee/Benzie
Outreach Letter Antrim/Kalkaska
Outreach Letter Charlevoix/Emmet
Outreach Letter Grand Traverse/Leelanau
Outreach Letter Manistee/Benzie
#2-IF YOU ARE A SHELTER (Not using HMIS),
ORGANIZATION/AGENCY (DHHS, CMH, Libraries, etc),
DV PROGRAM, USE THESE:
Data Collection Form with Instructions (Excel Form)
Completing the Data Collection Form (20 minute Training Video)
#3-IF YOU ARE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH YOUR PIT COORDINATOR ON THE DAY OF THE PIT, USE THESE (You would have been given specific instructions to go to #3):
Tips for working on the unsheltered count (10 minute training video)
Completing the Unsheltered Interview Forms
Unsheltered Interview Form