Point in Time Count
The Will County Continuum of Care is responsible for conducting the annual Point In Time count that is mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each year during the last week of January, data on sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families is collected and submitted to HUD. Data is collected from emergency shelters, police departments, municipalities, and volunteers across the United States.
Volunteers play an important role to ensure that the Continuum locates and counts as many unsheltered homeless individuals and families during the Point In Time count as possible. Working together in teams, volunteers go out at night to count the number of homeless they find, conduct interviews, if possible, and report data back to the Continuum of Care.
2024 Volunteer Information
Join the Will County Continuum of Care and United Way of Will County by making a direct impact in our community! We’re looking for dedicated volunteers for the 2024 Point in Time Count, taking place from January 24th to 26th—a crucial initiative to understand and address homelessness.
Your participation is vital in helping us accurately count and connect with individuals experiencing homelessness. This information is crucial for allocating resources and services where they are needed most. No experience required—just a heart to make a positive impact!
Become a Volunteer
Interested in volunteering? Contact the Continuum staff or respond to the request for volunteers to be added to the list for Point In Time volunteers!
CoC Executive Director
(815) 723-2500 ext. 108