PSA: A Point-in-Time Homeless Count will take place in Upshur County, and community assistance is needed

BUCKHANNON — In collaboration with the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, Mountain CAP of WV and the Upshur County Homeless & Housing Coalition will be coordinating a street count of individuals experiencing homelessness beginning Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 at 4 p.m. until Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 3:59 p.m.

During this 24-hour period, volunteers and the local service agency staff will collect information on the homeless population in Upshur 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 count provide agencies in the area with vital information to be able to seek funding to provide services for individuals experiencing homelessness.

For the Point-in-Time Count, Mountain CAP of WV will lead a group of trained staff and volunteers to count and assist this vulnerable population. If others would like to help, the group will gather at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25th at the Mountain CAP Family Support Center at 30 East Main Street, Buckhannon.

The community can help by referring any homeless person to the Family Support Center or by contacting our Point-in-Time Captain, Brandy Miller at 304-878-1214 or bmiller@mountaincapwv.gov.

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