Volunteers and Agencies Support Point-In-Time (PiT) Count of Homelessness in Guelph-Wellington

Posted On Wednesday October 20, 2021

Guelph, ON – The Guelph-Wellington Everyone Counts 2021 Point-in-Time Count launches today. Volunteers and Agencies will be canvassing the streets and service agencies asking families and individuals experiencing homelessness about their history of homelessness and housing, and questions related to their overall health and wellbeing. This important information will provide a snapshot of homelessness in our community and will be used to target resources and track movement toward ending homelessness. 

Community members currently experiencing homelessness can also drop by one of these locations to complete the survey: 

Location

October 20

October 21

 

HOPE House
10 Cork St. E

 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Royal City Mission
50 Quebec St.

 

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Guelph Community Health Centre
176 Wyndham St. N.

 

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

9:00 am – 4:30 pm


County of Wellington
T 519.837.2600 x 3020
housingstability@wellington.ca

 

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

9:00 am – 3:30 pm


“A PiT Count is a snapshot of homelessness in Guelph and Wellington County. This is important work that informs referrals, resource allocation and needs for the homeless-serving system,” said Lori Richer, Housing Stability Manager. 

The 2021 PiT Count, led locally by the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination and County of Wellington Housing Services, is part of a coordinated count taking place across Ontario and Canada. The PiT Count will take place over a two-day period in Guelph (October 20 - 21). Results from the PiT Count will be released at a virtual event on November 16 from 9 – 10:30 am. To register, email housingstability@wellington.ca. 

About the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
The Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination works collaboratively, informed by diverse voices of experience, to take local action and advocate for system and policy change to address the root causes of poverty.

About the County of Wellington Housing Services Department
As the provincially designated social services manager for Guelph and Wellington, the County has a leadership role related to system planning and service delivery in the area of housing and homelessness.

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Dominica McPherson
Coordinator, Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
E: dominica@gwpoverty.ca

Lori Richer
Housing Stability Manager, County of Wellington T. 519.837.2670 X 3150
E: lorir@wellington.ca

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