The Fulton County Department of Community Development, Homeless Division, as the collaborative applicant for the GA-502 Fulton County Continuum of Care, announced the annual Point In Time count, effective Jan. 23 through Jan. 27. Volunteers are needed for the effort.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, which requires Continuums of Care to conduct Point In Time counts as a means of determining federal funding to address homelessness, encourages an annual count.
The count data creates a “snapshot” of the scope and scale of homelessness, which provides policymakers and funders with critical information on the number and demographic characteristics of homeless citizens.
The Fulton County Continuum of Care is designed to promote Fulton County’s cities’ (excluding Atlanta) community-wide commitment to ending homelessness; provide funding for nonprofits and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families; promote access to mainstream programs for homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The Atlanta Continuum of Care is independent from Fulton County’s and exclusively supports work in Atlanta.
The 2023 Point In Time count is open for registration.
To register, citizens interested in volunteering should visit https://fulton2023.pointintime.info/
Volunteer training will take place during the week of Jan. 15.
The Fulton County Department of Community Development will also be accepting donations of hygiene kits, blankets, socks, etc., at the locations listed below through Jan. 13.
♦ Health and Human Services Agency — first floor — 137 Peachtree Street, SW, Atlanta
♦ Government Center — 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta (all entrances, Pryor and both Peachtree entrances for a total of 3)
♦ North Service Center — 7741 Roswell Road, NE, Atlanta
♦ South Service Center — 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park
♦ Fulton County Customer Service Center — 11575 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta
♦ Juvenile Court — 395 Pryor Street, Atlanta
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