The Point In Time Homeless Count took place on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The Count is an effort to identify how many people are experiencing homelessness with some insights about their situation.
Counts were held across the country and in Warm Springs there were 97 attendees with 81 of those folks completing surveys.
Incentives given out were: 20 Women’s Unsheltered Backpacks; 31 Men’s Unsheltered Backpacks; 15 Women’s Sheltered Tote Bags: & 15 Men’s Sheltered Tote Bags
The CTWS Health & Human Services Branch helped coordinate the effort. In addition the surveys, participants were able to learn about acupuncture, get flu and COVID shots, and visit with folks from the IHS Business Office and Contact Representatives touching base with attendees to see if they needed any Oregon Health Plan information. The Indian Head Casino General Manager and Staff assisted with surveys and meals. The commodities staff, Ron Hager and Joni Wallulatum from Health Modernization and Prevention helped out.as well as Health & Human Services Administration and Library staff also assisted with surveys, incentives and events throughout the day.
Survey’s can be completed until January 31st so if you know someone experiencing homelessness that didn’t participate in the Point in Time survey already – they can stop by the Family Resource Center. There are some incentives remaining.