Homeless count in Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties
From dusk on Wednesday, July 30, until dawn July 31, the Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness (N*WISH) Continuum of Care will join homeless coalitions around the state in completing a local count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Staff and volunteers will count persons in shelters for the night as well as those residing on the streets, under bridges or in similar places not meant for human habitation.
The collected data will assist the community in understanding the scope and size of local homelessness; in engaging in programs and service development; and in applying for state and federal funding.
The point-in-time count will begin with an event at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. The Table is a dinner offered the last two days of the month that is open to the community at the church. That evening, members of the N*WISH Continuum of Care will have an outreach and education booth at The Table to provide resources and information about homelessness.
N*WISH Continuum of Care was established in November 2009. This collaborative system exists to increase awareness and acts to promote and support the eradication of homelessness in Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties. N*WISH is comprised of various state government and public housing agencies; non-profit and faith-based organizations; and funding and advocacy groups.
For more information, call Lori Hallas at 715-365-7842.