This week, Washington, D.C. is conducting its first-ever Point-In-Time (PIT) count of youth experiencing homelessness. The count, which runs from August 17-25, will help give the District an idea of the number of youth experiencing homelessness in the city, as well as provide valuable information to help develop services that meet their needs. Local service providers and businesses are joining together to make the count a community effort.
In May, D.C. conducted its annual count of adults experiencing homelessness, revealing that over 7,200 adults stay on the street or in a shelter on a given night. Youth are typically more difficult to count than adults, as they will often spend nights couch-surfing, doubling up, and may not “appear” to be homeless.
Read more about the D.C. PIT count here!