VOLUNTEER! Point in Time Homeless Count January 23

VOLUNTEER! Point in Time Homeless Count January 23

Volunteers Needed for Semi-Annual Point In Time Homeless Count!

A coalition of local agencies and volunteers will be conducting the Point In Time Homeless Count in Manitowoc, Door, Kewaunee, & Sheboygan Counties over the night of January 23rd. The focus of the count is to identify people who might be residing on the streets, in cars, campgrounds, under bridges or similar places. Services needed to help the homeless in our communities are a result of identifying those households.


SIGN UP HERE!

2-hour shifts are available between 11 PM, Wednesday, January 23rd and 6 AM, Thursday, January 24th. Click on your preferred county Google Doc to sign up. Thank you!

♦ Manitowoc County PIT Count: Manitowoc Google Docs

♦ Sheboygan County PIT Count: Sheboygan Google Docs

♦ Door County PIT Count: Door Google Docs

♦ Kewaunee County PIT Count: Kewaunee Google Docs

Click for answers to: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Training will be provided before the count: 

  • Manitowoc County: (You may attend either one)
    • Tuesday, January 22nd, 5-6 PM: Lakeshore CAP Office, 702 State St, 2nd Floor, Manitowoc
    • Wednesday, January 23rd, 12-1 PM: Lakeshore CAP Office
  • Sheboygan County: 
    • Monday, January 21st, 6-7 PM (for the 4 AM shift): Lakeshore CAP Office, 2508 S 8th St, Sheboygan (Use back entrance)
    • Wednesday, January 23rd, 10-11 PM (for the 11 PM shift): United Way Building, 2020 Erie Ave, Sheboygan
  • Door & Kewaunee County information to be determined

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

If you would like more information on volunteering, please contact:
  • Lakeshore CAP, Manitowoc, Door & Kewaunee Counties — Kate Markwardt, 920.682.3737, kathleenm@lakeshorecap.org
  • Lakeshore CAP, Sheboygan County — Ruth Orozco, 920.694.0042, ruthe@lakeshorecap.org

 


Be Part of the “No Wrong Door” Solution

Lakeshore CoCIn addition, we are requesting assistance from the community to help us identify locations where suspected homeless people may be staying. If your business is aware of people that do not have shelter or you are a concerned citizen who might have spotted someone you suspect is homeless, please contact us. We can offer assistance and referrals for shelter. Please let us know prior to the Count If you are aware of locations in the community (parked car, parks, etc.) where people are staying so we can find these vulnerable people and offer them services.

People experiencing or at risk of homelessness may find housing and get connected to community-based resources through Coordinated Entry. In most counties in Wisconsin, you can get help at agencies that assist homeless people and/or people in poverty. Lakeshore CAP, covering 4 counties, is among those agencies displaying the “No Wrong Door” welcome poster.


Donate Locally to Help the Homeless!

Lakeshore CAP’s Supportive Housing Program in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Door & Kewaunee Counties has case managers who assist eligible homeless individuals and households — or those at risk of becoming homeless — maintain housing and work towards self-sufficiency. While we receive HUD grant monies, we also rely on private and fund-raiser donations to further our goals in the communities we serve. DONATE on this site to help Lakeshore CAP combat homelessness and give our fellow citizens a hand up. Thank you!

VOLUNTEER! Lakeshore CoC Committee

VOLUNTEER! Lakeshore CoC Committee

PLEASE LEND YOUR VOICE TO THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE!

Opportunity to Serve on the Lakeshore CoC Steering Committee

Lakeshore CAP is seeking individuals and agencies to help steer and direct funding for those who are homeless in our service area of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties. Currently, there are approximately 60 homeless households waiting for Lakeshore CAP’s housing programs in these areas. The Lakeshore CoC (Continuum of Care) Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.

Continuum of Care is a Planning Process

The goal is to understand the size and scope of the problem of homelessness in a community and design effective strategies and solutions to address it. To carry out the purpose of the CoC Program, HUD requires representatives of relevant organizations (e.g., nonprofit organizations, victim services providers, local governments) to form a Continuum of Care to serve a certain geographic area. Specifically, we would like participation from:

  • A current or former homeless individual
  • Landlords
  • Local government officials
  • Law enforcement
  • CDBG entitlement staff
  • Affordable housing developers
  • Local hospitals
  • Interested community members

PLEASE JOIN US!

Lakeshore CoC Quarterly Meetings

The Lakeshore CoC will meet on a quarterly basis during the months of March, June, September, & December. All members share a common purpose to provide quality services in an effort to end homelessness!

The next meeting is Tuesday, September 11th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM at Lakeshore Community Health Care, 1721 Saemann Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081

If you are interested or have questions, please call Kate Markwardt, Lakeshore CAP, 920.682.3737