Twenty-two employees from ADHS and members of their families teamed up last week and joined the national effort to rid the nation and our state of homelessness.  The beginning step is to produce clear evidence of the need by providing the government of (as closely as we can) the actual number of people who are homeless and the services they need to end homelessness.   On Tuesday night our team participated in the statewide effort to get this year’s “point in time” count done.  This proven method of counting homeless people by actually hitting the streets and counting reduces the chances of a duplicated count.  Our ADHS team partnered with other state and local agencies and faith based organizations and went out with flashlights for several hours Tuesday night to help with this year’s count.
ADES will compile and publish the data will be out in about three months, and they’ll include the data in its Annual Report on Homelessness in Arizona.  This annual point in time count assures Arizona’s share of millions of federal dollars to provide housing, treatment and services for our homeless citizens.
Thanks to ADHS Team for helping with this important effort: Brenda Robbins, John Gallagher, Idalia Brown, Linda Cram, Dr. Tim Flood, Kevin Flynn, Daniel Crough, Emma Kibisu, Lubna Tabassum, Diane Wormley-Anderson, Dara Cirincione, Rima Iacovelli, Buzz Iacovelli, Stephanie Uetrecht, Desmond Uetrecht, Donna Logan, Eunice Argusta, Ian Hubbert, Joan Hubbert, Jane Thompson, Dave Boonney and members of the PATH outreach team statewide.  If you want to participate next year, please contact Brenda Robbins in DBHS.
Thanks for going above and beyond…