Homeless Count will take place in Upshur

In collaboration with the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, Mountain CAP of WV Inc., a CDC will be coordinating a street count of individuals experiencing homelessness beginning today at 4 p.m. until Thursday 24, at 4 p.m.

During this 24-hour period, volunteers and local service agency staff will collect information on the homeless population in Upshur County. The Point-In-Time Count seeks to identify the number of homeless individuals and families in the county.

The count measures the needs of those experiencing homelessness and provides direction for future development of services. Results from the count provide agencies in the area with vital information to be able to seek funding to provide services for individuals experiencing homelessness.

In order to prepare for the Point-In-Time Count, Mountain CAP of WV Inc., a CDC will be leading a training that will enable volunteers to assist with the count. Volunteers will be equipped with skills to reach out to and assist this vulnerable population. The training will be held in the conference room at the Upshur County Senior Center on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m.

For more information on volunteering for the Point-In-Time Count, call Larry Murray, case manager, at 304-678-3524 or 304-472-1500.