For Immediate Release
January 8, 2019
Homeless Count To Take Place in the Big Sandy Region: Floyd, Magoffin, Pike, Johnson, and Martin Counties
Community Assistance is Needed
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, in conjunction with other homeless providers in the region, will conduct a count of homeless individuals in the Big Sandy region on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019, as part of the 2019 K-Count coordinated in partnership with Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency. The K-Count is a point-in-time snapshot of homeless persons in every county in the state.
The K-Count includes persons temporarily residing in emergency shelters and transitional housing programs, though volunteers are needed specifically to locate and survey persons living outside or in other locations not meant for regular human habitation. Understanding the scope of an area’s homeless population allows planners to more effectively target resources, which helps minimize the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness and, in turn, reduces the inefficient and costly use of other valuable resources in the community. Volunteers are needed to perform the count throughout different areas in the region.
Donations, food vouchers, and resources are also needed in order to provide meals or other resources once homeless families are found and counted.
For more information, please call Margaret Rice, Volunteer Coordinator: 606-886-8572
Media Contact: Jacqueline Long, Director of Housing and Grants: 859-740-2086 Homeless Count To Take Place in the Big Sandy Region