From the Harford County Department of Community Services:
On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, local homeless service providers, community volunteers, local police agencies, and the Harford County Government will come together in a coordinated effort to conduct a one day count of homeless persons in Harford County.
Like many communities, Harford County has many among us who are living in places not meant for human habitation; outside and unsheltered, or who are relying daily on some form of emergency housing. Conducting a count of the homeless in our community will not only help us realize how many are homeless, but also help us understand the underlying issues that have contributed to the person becoming homeless. Collecting good data, characteristics, and service needs of the homeless in our community will allow local human service providers to obtain the necessary information to effectively plan programs to eradicate homelessness in our County.
Physical and mental health treatment, addictions services, employment readiness training, job placement, credit repair and life skills training are among some of the services a homeless person or family will need as they work toward self-sufficiency. By evaluating data that is collected during this point-in-time count, our community can identify where gaps in services may exist, and work toward filling them.
Want to Help?
If you are interested in helping by donating blankets, hats, gloves, or personal care items, or would like to help pack bag lunches for the homeless, please contact the Department of Community Services at 410-638-3389.
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