Thank you for choosing to participate in HUD's annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Count. Heading Home Anoka, in partnership with the Suburban Metro Area Continuum of Care and the State of Minnesota, will be counting people living in shelters, on the streets, in places not meant for human habitation and those who are living with others, on January 26, 2017. This count will be administered during the day of the 26th and between sunset on January 26th to sunrise on January 27th.
Throughout Minnesota during the night of the 2016 Point-In-Time count, 944 youth were identified as homeless. In Anoka County, 12 youth were homeless and staying outside. While that number may be small, consider your son's friend who spends many night "sleeping over" because he didn't feel safe at home, is a youth who may be homeless. Youth are extremely resourceful and "couch-hop" from friend-to-friend, over the course of weeks, months, even years. You can be a part of ending homelessness by volunteering with the 2017 count.
If this is your first time volunteering for the PIT Count, you are strongly encouraged to attend an in-person training. The in-person training dates are:
Wednesday, January 18th at 1pm OR Monday, January 23rd at 3pm
Both trainings will be conducted in Room 552 at the Anoka County Government Center and will last about an hour. Volunteers only need to attend one training. If you are unable to attend either training, an online option is available.
Click here to sign up for PIT Count training and volunteer times.