Eagle County to participate in statewide homeless count | VailDaily.com

Eagle County to participate in statewide homeless count

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Eagle County Health & Human Services, in conjunction with the Colorado Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), will conduct a statewide homeless count on Aug. 28. The count will take place beginning the evening of Aug. 28 for emergency shelters where people are spending the night and during the day on Aug. 29 for agencies which do not provide night services. The homeless count, the first statewide count in 17 years, will be a one-day point-in-time survey of families and individuals from throughout Colorado to determine what homelessness looks like across the state. The purpose of the count is to help state and local governments understand the causes of homelessness; to assist with statewide planning efforts and the allocation of resources; and to create public awareness that homelessness is a statewide concern. For more information, contact Eagle County Homeless Survey Coordinator Andrew Turner at (970) 328-8827, or andrew.turner@eaglecounty.us Vail Colorado

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