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Jan 19

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Point In Time survey slated

The annual Point-in-Time Survey will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012. The survey is conducted across the nation as a way to gather information on the number of people experiencing homelessness at that particular point in time.
The NET is a group of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and advocates who address the needs of the homeless population in Gregg, Uphsur, Harrison, Marion, Panola, and Rusk Counties.  The group meets the first Monday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at a different location. If you are interested in learning more about the NET please contact  Jodi Cobler, Jodi@stragentfoundation.org, 903 646 3533. The NET is a member of the Texas Homeless Coalition who coordinates the statewide count.
On January 26th their volunteers will be going to the shelters, homeless programs, motels, and the unsheltered to survey individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
The information from the surveys will be used to generate a report on the state of the homeless in our community. The report will be used to address the gaps in services identified in the survey.
The group is looking for donations of LED cap lights, toothpaste and brushes, soap, gloves, socks, and stocking caps to hand out to the homeless who take the survey. Please take your donations to Newgate Mission, 207 South Mobberly Avenue, Longview.
About Texas Homeless Network
Texas Homeless Network (THN), based in Austin, is a 501(c)3 organization that is partially funded through Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Texas Department of State Health Services. THN provides training and technical assistance around the state helping service providers and communities better serve the homeless population. Working together, we can end homelessness. For additional information, visit: www.thn.org or call Eric Samuels at 512-482-8270.

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