Point-in-time homeless survey reveals critical need for volunteers

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Point-in-time homeless survey reveals critical need for volunteers

Of the nearly 250 homeless people who were surveyed earlier this year, 37% said they had been harmed (physically, emotionally or sexually) by someone they were staying with while homeless, including 62% of the women surveyed.

Most of those surveyed (67%) reported having been homeless for a duration of a year or more.

These are some of the key findings from the 2020 Unsheltered Point-In-Time Survey shared Friday at a press conference at the O’Reilly Center for Hope.

The survey was conducted in Springfield and Greene County in January.

Every year, communities across the country complete the annual “Point-in-Time” count of people experiencing homelessness on a given night. These federally mandated counts provide important insight into each community’s homeless population.

Every year, communities across the country complete the annual “Point-in-Time” count of people experiencing homelessness on a given night.

Locally, this effort is led by the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness, which serves as the Continuum of Care for Springfield/Greene, Christian and Webster counties.  

The data was collected at two events held in downtown Springfield on Jan. 30, 2020: one for adults and one targeting youths. Outreach surveys were also collected. 

All told, nearly 250 people who were experiencing homelessness on the night of Jan. 29 participated in the survey.

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