Hawai`i Homeless Count Underway

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Once a year, communities around the country count the number of homeless in their midst.

It’s called the “Point-In-Time Count.”

Service providers and volunteers will take to the streets around the islands tonight to document the level of homelessness.

The survey helps form a snapshot of Hawaii’s homeless population, and is used for everything from determining government grants to planning future outreach operations.

One group expected to increase this year is unaccompanied homeless youth. Last year only eight were reported. Connie Mitchell, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Services, believes we need to focus more effort on locating homeless youth…a group previously undercounted.

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The Count continues through Tuesday, January 29th and is still looking for help from the community. If you are interested in volunteering on Oahu, please call Kanui at 389-5829.

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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)