The Point-in-Time Count Numbers Are In!
The Chester Count Department of Community Development and Decade to Doorways issued a press release on March 19th, 2019 outlining the progress of Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s ten year plan to end and prevent homelessness.
In the report, Pat Bokovitz, the Director of the Chester County Department of Community Development, stated:
“The downward trend that Chester County is seeing for those who are experiencing homelessness can be attributed to a combination of factors, all coming together because of the Decade to Doorways initiative.We are bringing together the work of our coordinated homeless service providers, the increase in permanent supportive housing resources, and the targeting of resources to support the most vulnerable. These efforts are bringing us even closer to Chester County’s goal of ending homelessness.”
View full press release HERE!
For information on Chester County’s Point-in-Time count results, follow this LINK!
We are in “Code Blue” season!
Don't see the stereotype - see the person. Change the face of homelessness.
Homelessness touches the intact family where a parent lost their job and can no longer afford housing. It may be the face of a child who is just entering middle school, whose parents lost their home over the summer and now they stay in a shelter. It appears in the life of a recent college graduate who cannot find a job leading to self-sufficiency. Another victim of homelessness could be a mother with a stable job, but she had to flee her housing because of domestic violence. Affected too is the Veteran, who served our country for many years but returned home to find that is was difficult to re-enter society.
Decade to Doorways is Chester County’s ten year plan to prevent and end homelessness. It’s a collaboration of consumers, government entities, service providers, educators, healthcare practitioners, faith communities, funders, businesses, and people from the general public aiming to effectively end homelessness by 2022.
One County. One Commitment. One Vision to See Our Community Housed.