EVENT: POINT IN TIME HOMELESS OUTREACH EVENT – ANNUAL COUNT OF HOMELESS ON A SINGLE DAY
DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019
PHOTO OPPS: CAN BE ARRANGED THROUGH JAIME, OR AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS AND TIMES:
The Salvation Army Disaster Response Unit (“Canteen” – Mobile Feeding Truck) will be providing FREE hot meals, information and referrals at the following locations during the Point In Time Event:
12:00-2:00pm (Corak Towers Parking Lot) 2:30-4:30pm (Ambridge Borough Bldg. Lot)
500 Beaver Avenue 600 11th Street
Midland, PA 15059 Ambridge, PA 15003
Beaver County, January 23, 2019: The US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Point-in-Time (PIT) count provides a one-night estimate of both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness, including estimates of the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness, as well as homelessness among individuals, Veterans, families with children, and youth. PIT counts are a critical source of data on the number and characteristics of people who are homeless in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as throughout the United States on a single night in January. The data gathered from the PIT count is included in the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and is used by Congress, HUD, other federal departments, and the public to understand the nature and extent of homelessness.
As a social services organization, The Salvation Army assists with providing information for the PIT count wherever relevant; and in Beaver County plays a larger role by collaborating with The Housing Authority of the County of Beaver, The Cornerstone of Beaver County, Beaver County Continuum of Care and Beaver County Community Development. In addition to the collection of data including counts of homeless persons who are sheltered in Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Safe Havens, and on the streets on a single night; in Beaver County the homeless outreach includes providing food, donations and housing referrals. Warming centers are placed throughout the county where food and supplies are provided for those in need. The Salvation Army will be, for the second year in a row, providing free hot meals and referrals with the use of their Disaster Response Unit, commonly referred to as a “Canteen”, which is a mobile feeding unit equipped to feed up to 2,500 people a day. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION ON REFERRALS FOR SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS.
The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 129 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.wpa.salvationarmy.org, twitter.com/SalArmyPGH or facebook.com/SalvationArmyWesternPA. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people.. . . . in the most need.