The Salvation Army of Burnett County and Indianhead Community Action Agency, Connections store and More of Burnett County will be participating in the Balance of State Continuum of Care Point in Time Count on January 23rd as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The physical count begins at 11pm.
The Balance of State Continuum is an organization of homeless service providers in the state of Wisconsin. Each local area will count the homeless who are either sheltered in a facility or unsheltered and living on the streets. The Point in Time count simultaneously occurs in each county in January, and July. Volunteers in each area walk the streets of Wisconsin communities to determine how many individuals are going unsheltered.
The volunteers are equipped with the knowledge to assist those individuals in getting connected to local resources for food and shelter. Each community submits their counts for sheltered and unsheltered persons in each county for that night. Those numbers are then used to determine if the services provided in the County are meeting the needs of those who are homeless.
The Salvation Army of Burnett County and Indianhead Community Action Agency, Connections store and More of Burnett County will be participating in the count and making sure that all homeless individuals who are located on this evening in January will be informed of the services available to them in the County.
For more information on how The Salvation Army of Burnett County and Indianhead Community Action Agency, Connections store and More of Burnett County is working toward combating homelessness in Burnett County contact Josie Penberthy, Indianhead Community Action Agency, 26356 Lakeland Ave South, Webster WI 54893. Phone # (715)866-8151. OR Sandy Clark, Burnett County Salvation Army – Faith house, Phone # (715)349-8744.
To learn more about the Balance of State Continuum visit www.boscoc.org