Client News: Point in Time Count: Jan 2024

La Porte County homeless count is about much more than gathering data

MICHIGAN CITY — State officials say the annual Point in Time Count of the homeless provides valuable data to gauge progress in helping them and determine what still needs to be done, but one local participant said data is the least important part of the effort.

On Wednesday night, volunteers in Michigan City and La Porte bundled up for the PIT Count. Conducted nationwide every January, it sends volunteers, trained social workers and advocates for the homeless out to the streets to conduct the count.

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, in a statement Wednesday, said, “It is essential to have an accurate Point-in-Time Count so that Indiana policymakers understand what needs to be done and what progress is being made.

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