Help us conduct a real-time count of all people experiencing homelessness! PIT is a single day in January dedicated to conducting surveys with the counties’ most vulnerable, homeless individuals and families experiencing homelessness, sleeping in vehicles, on the streets, or sleeping in other places not meant for habitation. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Gathering accurate data is key to ending homelessness in our community. The PIT count relies on volunteer participation and provides required data that helps our CoC access needed Federal and State homeless services resources. Volunteers will canvas the streets of our five county service area for homeless individuals and families, and ask them to participate in a brief survey. Mandatory volunteer training is provided.
During the fall, the City of Jackson and Central MS CoC member agencies and local service organizations work together to coordinate a week designed to educate, empower and connect everyone impacted by homelessness in the metro-Jackson area. A one-day mega services event is generally held in Smith Park and is focused on providing services and outreach to help homeless individuals connect to resources and services in the metropolitan area and an all day conference on homelessness highlights the week.
Already implemented in over 130 communities, Project Homeless Connect is part of a national plan to end homelessness. Through our execution of this project, our community becomes an active participant in a solution that has been effectively implemented throughout the country.
Volunteers are needed in many areas for Project Homeless Connect Service Fair.
Your generosity of time is greatly appreciated, as your efforts are an integral part of eliminating homelessness in our coverage areas.