On the front lines of surveying homelessness

The ABC clip 'On the front lines of surveying homelessness across America' covers volunteers across the U.S. participating in the Point in Time count, a federally required survey to assess and respond to homelessness. The report highlights challenges, such as undercounting, the impact of the count on funding, and the efforts to address homelessness at local, state, and federal levels. Concerns about the accuracy and timing of the count are discussed, alongside the initiatives to improve housing and support for homeless populations.



Reflect on the following questions
  1. Why are people homeless? How does this make you feel?
  2. How do the methods used in the Point in Time count impact the accuracy of homelessness data, and what alternatives might provide a more comprehensive understanding of homelessness?
  3. In what ways can community involvement and volunteer efforts in homelessness surveys be enhanced to ensure that the needs of the homeless population are adequately identified and met?
While listening to this song, reflect on these questions.

Song - Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise



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Final Prayer

Heavenly Father, we come before You today with hearts heavy for those without shelter and warmth. Guide us to be Your hands and feet in this world, showing love, compassion, and support to the homeless. Grant wisdom to leaders and organizations striving to solve homelessness, providing them with the resources and strategies needed. May we remember the inherent dignity of every person and work tirelessly to create a world where everyone has a place to call home. Amen.



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Date
05 February 2024

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Social Justice

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