The United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation are working with the local faith community, nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers to conduct a survey to collect data on homelessness and housing insecurities in Marshall County. The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people on a single day in January and will be held this year on Wednesday, January 26, across Marshall County.
Families and individuals who have relied on the County Trustee, churches, or charities to help them stay housed month-to-month are asked to participate in the PIT Count. Persons facing eviction, who rely on couch surfing, or feel they are forced to reside in an unsafe space are encouraged to make their voices heard. Multiple families staying in a single residence – not by choice – are asked to participate.
Have you experienced homelessness? Do you know someone who must fight month-to-month to keep their families in a safe, affordable home or apartment? Please help spread the word about this important event. Accurate data on how many individuals struggle with housing in Marshall County will empower our county and communities to respond in the best way possible to serve and help households and individuals experiencing homelessness.
Individuals may go to the PIT Count locations listed below on Wednesday, January 26. Specially trained volunteers will be at each PIT Count location to help in the simple, quick process.
Point-in-Time Count locations for Marshall County on Weds., Jan. 26:
Bread of Life Food Pantry, 6770 N Michigan Road, Plymouth.
PIT Count will be held during food pantry hours, 1-3 p.m.
Marshall County Neighborhood Center, 402 W Garro St, Plymouth.
PIT Count will be held during food pantry hours, 10 a.m. – noon and 5 – 7 p.m.
Plymouth Goodwill, 1547 Pilgrim Lane, Plymouth.
PIT Count will be held during normal business hours, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Point-in-Time count, please email Angie Rupchock-Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.