During the recent Point-in-Time Count, Winston-Salem was one of nine sites for the first national Youth Count!, an interagency initiative to develop promising strategies for counting unaccompanied homeless youth, up to 24 years old, through innovative implementations of HUD’s 2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) count.
Amy Sawyer, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Regional Coordinator and former NCCEH board member, participated in the count and chronicled the experience in the US ICH blog.
The commitment to connecting with people in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina was evident during their Point-in-Time (PIT) count, starting in the evening on January 30th and ending late the next day. While temperatures reached an unseasonably warm 71 degrees earlier in the day, by the time the volunteers gathered at Bethesda Center for coffee, snacks, and training, the temperature had dipped to 54 degrees, with driving rains and threats of tornadoes and flooding giving an even…
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