On January 23, 24, and 25 Colorado Springs/El Paso County Continuum of Care conducted the annual Point In Time (PIT) at over 30 locations throughout El Paso County. The survey is a national effort to count the number of individuals experiencing homelessness. As many individuals experiencing homelessness visit Catholic Charities Marian House, the site has served as one of the host sites for the surveyors for many years.
Locally organized by Pikes Peak United Way (PPUW), volunteers conduct in-person surveys with individuals experiencing homelessness. Individuals are asked questions such as where they slept the night before or how long they have been without permanent housing. In exchange for a few minutes of their time, survey participants are offered socks, gloves, and scarves. The count is a vital source of data to El Paso County to better serve those who are in need of shelter.
For more information about the Continuum of Care and the Point in Time Survey, visit Pikes Peak United Way’s website.