Today is the critical Point in Time count for the Quad Cities. During the last 10 days of January, more than 400 Continuums of Care (CoC), covering over 3,000 cities and counties across the country organize tens of thousands of volunteers in a national effort to measure the scale of homelessness in the United States. Today’s census of homelessness in the Quad Cities participates in this national action.
These counts reveal the number of homeless persons in our shelters and on our streets at a single point-in-time. These one-night snapshot counts also provide leaders in the Quad Cities with data we need to understand the number and characteristics of persons who are homeless so that we can develop a thoughtful and appropriate response.
This effort allows communities across the nation to find out not just how many people are homeless, but who is homeless and more importantly, why they are homeless. Being able to answer these important questions is critical if we ever hope to end homelessness.
Today will be a busy day! Read more about the Point in Time count on our Events page. And watch the public service message singer Cyndi Lauper contributed to this day on our events page, too.