Every year Centre County takes part in a statewide initiative called Point-in-Time (PIT) to provide outreach and collect valuable data on our unsheltered homeless population. Often times, this population may be found living in a tent, a car, a hallway, a campground site, abandoned building, or even under a bridge. They may also be finding respite at various retailers, restaurants, libraries, and other community buildings during the day.
This year, teams will be out in the community on Thursday, January 24th, looking to connect with the unsheltered homeless population to ask where they slept the night before (Wednesday, January 23rd), provide care packages, and offer assistance. Additionally, teams want to connect with individuals/families who are homeless, but “doubled-up” (i.e., staying with family and/or friends), and not considered unsheltered for the PIT count. This would give teams the opportunity to provide information about our county’s emergency, temporary, and permanent housing options.
In an effort to connect with these individuals/families, the County is asking for your assistance. If you know the whereabouts of someone who is unsheltered or “doubling-up,” please contact the Office of Adult Services no later than Tuesday, January 22nd, at 814-355-6768 ([email protected]).
Thank you for your help during our effort to assist those in need!
Faith R. Ryan, Director
Office of Adult Services
Centre County Government