Volunteers Needed for Semi-Annual PIT 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 July 25th. The focus of the count is to identify people who might be homeless, resulting in identifying the services needed in our communities to help them. Staff and volunteers will count persons residing on the streets, in campgrounds, under bridges or similar places.

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2-hour shifts are available between 11 PM, Wednesday, July 25th and 6 AM, Thursday, July 26th:
  • Manitowoc County PIT Count: Manitowoc Google Docs
  • Sheboygan County PIT Count: Sheboygan Google Docs
  • Door County PIT Count: Door Google Docs
  • Training will be provided before the count at the Lakeshore CAP offices:
    • Tuesday, July 24th from 6-7 PM
    • Wednesday, July 25th from noon-1 PM
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old
If you would like more information on volunteering, please contact:
  • Lakeshore CAP, Manitowoc — Kate Markwardt, 920.682.3737, kathleenm@lakeshorecap.org
  • Lakeshore CAP, Sheboygan — Ruth Orozco, 920.694.0042, ruthe@lakeshorecap.org
  • Lakeshore CAP, Sturgeon Bay — Sandi Soik, 920.743.0192, sandys@lakeshorecap.org

Using the PIT Homeless Information

The collected data will assist the community in understanding the scope and size of local homelessness, engage in program and service development, and apply for state and federal funding to support current homeless programs. Data gathered during the count is reported to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and is utilized to develop the Housing Inventory Chart for the Balance of State Continuum of Care — in Wisconsin, the WIBOSCOC.

Addressing Homelessness Here in our Communities

On the local level, point-in-time counts help our agencies plan services and programs to:

  • Appropriately address local needs
  • Measure progress in decreasing homelessness
  • Identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current homelessness assistance system

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 also contact us. We can offer assistance and referrals for shelter. If you are aware of locations in the community (parked car, parks, etc.) where people are staying who may need help, please let us know prior to the Count 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 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 area citizens a hand up. Thank you!